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ON A.-.v - .l::ge 

OF 

PHARMACY 



ON A.... , .l::ge 

OF 

PHARMACY 



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Oil 



I'.-iAril.-. AL- 



. , . THE , . . 



PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



(WEEKLY,) 




EDITED BY 
EZRA J. KENNEDY, Ph.C. 

AND 

A. VAN ZWALUWENBURQ, B.S., Ph.C. 

VOLUME XXX, 
J 903, 



NEW YORK 
O. O. HAYNES &. CO. 

PUBLISHERS 



INDEX TO VOLUME XXX. 



JULY 2, TO DECEMBER 31, 1903. 



11117. 32. 

-i,.>uld be Beflilered, 32S. 
-d, 400. 



1 499. 

.V. ;. J. 320. 

A«>oi:.. - . , 130. 

Adoltenitluu -Vo .New Tiling. 626. 
Adrrnlilnc Omr Bulocu, 627. 

bralal Guodn. lUO. 

HoDpalj. «a. 

.N'cwi. US. 

fbllowiih]-, 313. 

ftftill bninlxt,' 3*3. 

Kuln. :a. 

Wloilow. 215. 
Acurlo. 318. 

Albamrn. lotllnp Keacllon. 524. 
AJcotiol. Aiujllc, I'brilolDglcsl Effecta, 118. 

Pr», SKT. 

Trat>, 4C4. 

Wood, rrofle^ntk>iu, 18. 
Alcohol!. Color Reartlooa. 34. 
Aldeti.Tilr. ratilitlc CouTenlon Into Alcobol, 3*1. 
Alkak>ldal Vnifn. Assay, 550. 
Alkaloid*. I.lufd R«aclloo, 214. 

Bolutlonr. 319. 
Almondi. BlaiK-hlnc. 36. 

Ktrrm'Ml. .TJO. 
Alon, Actlir Cooatltnent. 86. 
Aluiu. Mountain. 344, 34a. 
Alumnol. 31S. 
AminoDol. .11^. 
Analr'-tii. Confucius. 447. 
Ancoatura ns a Trademark, 128. 
Aniline Dm for fau, 578. 

folaohlni:. «80. 
Antliraaol. U2(i. 
Antllniln T>. Kr^ Milk, 4S7. 

ManufacturiTi, 43). 

Municipal. IS. 

Standard. 1G5. 
AntlioilDS, fnt. 323. 
A. Vh. K. (jatif Sc<.klne. 330. 
Apomorpblnc. Constitution. 112. 
Ara»nl.-. F.l'cirr.lvtic DcU'nnlnatloa, 87. 

lUafrnts, 628. 
A8WM-.|AT|il.\.s. I'HAIlMACEmCAL (OlBb», 

SoclrtU-s, bniE CIcrka, Palnta, Alamnl, 

Kic.» 

Albanr Dnit Club, 352. 

Amrrl.an r-hccilcal Rocletr, 480. 6i!9. 

AiMTlcan rticmlcal Soclrtr. Cblcmco Sec- 
tion. 21. 

Amrrlcau Chemical Sodrty, New Tor* Sec- 
tion. 378. SM. 

Amn-lran PharmacruUcal, U, 37, 89, lU, 
irei. 52ft. OC, 060. 

Am.ri'-«n Ntirri-al Inatmmant Trad« Asio- 

A • '•>•• Club. US. 148. 17*, 

.•74. Ml. 
1 'Icrk, 177. 

I hnixdata. 43. 230. SSI. 



I..n. 610. 
I 174. 801. 
1 61 r., OWl. 
' : lb, 228, 300, 4«a, 

I>i*irl<t DruicUta. 4K1. 
"II an.l Varnish Club. 333. 
tTiirtlsts. 73. 101. 123, 383, 

I»>trlrl lUtatl Dr«(fUtl, 

I'r J.-ctsts. 1», 2B3, SS0, 



ASSOCIATIONS, Klc.--Coutlnupd. 

Cumberland Ck>. I Me. I rharmaceatlcal, 328. 

Delaware Pbarmaceutical. 44. 

I>ela<varc Valley ICetall Druggists, 119. 

IVs Moines Dnig Clerks, 120. 

Des Mulnen Uc'Iull Druggists. 385. 

Drug Clerks' Circle, 100. 301. 378, 42», 

47.>l. .V>;i. 0O.J, IW2. 
Eastern Middlesex Druggists. 610. 
Erie Oountjr (.V. Y.) Pharmacentlcsl, 173, 

222. 275, 407. 
Uernian Apothecaries, 14, 40. 02. 302, 325, 

375. 407. 431. 50«. 5S1. «Ofl, 607, 660. 
Tloboken Suicide Club, 143, 
IlllnolB Drug Clerks, 123. 
Illinois Phnnnnceullcal. 20. 
Iowa Pharmaceutkal. 13. 129. 
Jersey illv Itcd CrosH, 4.10. 
Kentucky Drug Clerks. (i63. 
Kentucky Pharmaceutical. 13. 
Kings Co. IN". Y.» Pharmaceutical Society, 

39. 27.3. 42U, 0.15. 
Lawrence Co. (Pa.) Retail Dmgglsts, 638. 
Los Angeles Retail Druggists, 280. 
I«ui8lana Drug Clerks. 123. 
lyoulslana Retail Drug Clerks. 100 
Ix>weU. Mans., Drug Exchange. 380. 
Marjinnd Pharmaceutical, 18, 99, 229, »8S, 

Medico Pharmaceutical I,eagtie, 607. 
Michigan Pharmaceutical. :!04. 
Mllford. Mass.. Pharmaceutical. 481. 
Milwaukee Drug Clerks. (161. 
Milwaukee Pharmnceutlcal. 4.36, 590. 
Minnesota Pharmaceutical. 47. 
Minnesota Retail Drug Clerks. 48. 
Mississippi Valley Dnjg Club, 483. 
Manufacturing Perfumers. 7.'), 476, .181. 
Manhattau Phannaceutlcal, 67, 324. SBV 
4.30, 533. 
National Retail Druggists. 8. 194. 219, 301, 

.132. .349. 373, 395, 418. 425, 453 475, 501, 

510. 058. 
National Wholesale Druggists, 95, 110, 224, 

246, 253. 271, 285. 291. 501. 
Nebraska Ladles Auxiliary. 180, 
Nebraska Phiirm.nceutlcnl. 121, 385. 
New England Chemistry Teachers, 637. 
New England Paint and Oil Club, 450. 
New namphhlre Pharmnceutlcal. 11. 
New Ilnven Retail DrugglsLs. .379. I'.IO, 636. 
Ve\y .Jersey Pharmai^eutical. n.'i. 1+4. 

oard of Tnide, Drug Sectloiw 



45S. 

SVw 

117 



York College of Pharmacy Alumni, 
■"■ 034. 



.Sew York Drug Trade Club, 40, 67. .^26. 
3.->3. 4ll«. 431. 4.VS. 479, 581, 609, 035, 600, 
OKi. 
New York Olnseng Orowers. 16. 
New Y'ork Paint. Oil and VamUh Club, 480. 
New York Retail Druggists, US. 583. 
New Y'ork Stale Pharmaceutical, 117, 14S, 

4.V;, 0*>2. 
North Dakota Plinrmnceritlcal. 179. 
Northern Ohio Ilrugglsts, 46. 151. 614. 
NorlhwcBlern Inlverslly School of Phar. 

niacy Alumni. 401. 
Oakland cCal ) T)ruc Clerks I'nion. 206. 
Ohio. Kentucky and Indiana Drug Ei- 

change. 4)%3. 
Olilo PhamiaceullcnI. II. 46, 640. 
Ohio Vallev Druggists. 589. 640. 
Ontario C P. Divisional. 40. 
Krh-ans Phartnaccullcal, 177, 460. 
Pennsylvnnla Ilrewers. 0.<>,V 

PhiirmiiceullenI, 12, 121, 140. 
Plinrinn.-..„ilcal Journal Club, 331, 482. 
Phi Chi Kraternllv, llela Oiapter. 48. 
Philadelphia Drug Athletic. 199, 38S. 
Clerks. 18. IW5. 638. 



11. 



rierks. 304. 



ri^i;i-i.vutlcal, SO. 



i:i. 70. 176. 278, 308. 
• ;il. 6,38. 1102. 
Pmii 1. of America, OS, 116, 

271 , rjn. (iJ7. 670. 

QucIh-,- ll,:,r,„™. .-.itu-nl. 150. 
Itlrhmoud Druggists, 5.S8. 
nichlnoiid Phamiaceutleal, 48 
lliicheilrr Phannaceutlcal, 117. 240. 27*. 

4711. 634. 
Rhode Island. 00. 



ASSOCIATIIJNS, Etc.— Concluded. 

Sacramento Co. (Cal.) Druggists, 206. 
San I'ranclsco Drug Clerks. 203, 812. 862. 
San Kranclsco Retail Drugglats, 512. 
Shooters Shout. 606. 634. 
Society Cbemlcal Industry, N. T. 8«ctla^ 

431. 533. 
South Dakota Pharmaceutical, 2Ce. 
Sprlngfleld i.Mass.i Drug Clerka' Union, 276^ 

«M. 
St. Louis Retail Dnig Clerks, 123, 643, «8T. 
St. l/ouls Retail Dnigglsts. 643, 667. 
St. Paul Retail Druggists. 616. 
Syracuse Drug Clerks. .'.54. 
S.vracuae Retail Druggists. 16, 68, 174, 300, 

325. 430. .VS.. 532. 
Tennessee State Dnigglsts. 18, 122. 
Toronto Dnig Clerks. I.Vi. 20t). 386. 
Toronto Retail Druggists. 563. 
Torr.nto Retail Merchants. 71. 
TrICounty iN. YM Pbarmaceutlcsl, 35*. 
Troy Pharmaceutical. 352. 
Vermont Pharmaceutical, 276. 
Virginia Colored Pharmacists. 45. 
Virginia Pharmaceutical. 121. 
Washington Registered Dnig Clerks, 46. 
V.'aterbury. Conn.. Drug Clerks, 43, 224, J7e, 

37'J. 4.^<^. 4S0. 5.34. 03«. 
We<lgwood Clilh. 482. 613. 
Wcstihesler Pharmaceutical Society. 119. 
Western Pennsylvania Retail Druggists, 278, 

:.S'.. i;ii. «!<.-.. 
WIsTOusIn Drug Clerks. 125. 
Wisconsin Pharmaceutical. 21, 306. 616. 6*1. 
Women Pharmacists and Chemlsta of Pom- 

sylvanla. 4.VJ. 
Worcester Co. iMass.) Pharmacists, SOS. 

609. 0.S4. 
W.TOmIng Pharmaceutical. .385. 
Associations. Phamiacentlcsl. Why Join. 307. 

State. Meetings, 143. 
Atropine Methylbromate. 112. 



Bahool Tree. .10. 

Bacteria. Phosphorescent. 34. 

Strawberry Flavor. 2lW. 
Baking Powder. Alum. 030. 
Pnlrtness. Tn>atmcnt. 506. 
Balsam. Aniseed. 562. 

Peru. Ointments. 32. 
Bath Powder. 244 

"Bargain Basement" In Drug Stores. 572. 
Ballerr Fan. <13. 

Zincs, Amalgamation. 130. 
Bears' Grease. 113. 
lied Bug Poison. Blue, 114. 
Beniln, V. S. P., 307. 
nenrnsol. 243. 

Belaeucalne. Schering, 151. 
Betnlne. Adds. 47X 

\ctlon. 472. 
nioplnsm iBower), 1.12. 
Bird Lime. Artlflclal. 57. 
Bismuth Preimratlons. .Vctlons, 217. 

SubGaUale. OIO. 
Tannin 0>n>|iounds, 393. 
Bittern. 88. 
Blacking. Shoe. .•». 

Store Dealers. 322. 
Bleaching Agents. 218. 
Blood Purlfving Tablets. 656. 
BOARDS OF PHARMACY— 

Alabama, 6.32. 

Arkansas. 500. 

California. 204, 281. 437. BW. 

C<innectlcut. 4.1. 380, 610, C3T. 

Delaware. 44. 

District of Ckilumbia, 46. 

Hawaii, 127. 

Illinois, 124. 200. 227, 332. «►«, 462. 837, B6». 

In.llana. 227. AM. 

I..w«. riV 203. Bll. 

Kansas. 25. 283, 600. 

Kentucky. 121, 460. 

l/<iilslana. ROn. 

Maine. TO, 48.1. 

Mnrvland. 177. 434, 400. 



INDEX 



III 



Mirlii'iin. 259. 4."fi. 53S, 590. 
Minnesota. 590. GIG. 
Missouri. 643. 
Nebraska. 590. 
Nevada. 26. 
New Hampshire, f.61. 
Xew Jersev, GS. 220. SOT. 
New York State. 140. 607. 608. 635. 659. 
New York (Eastern Branchl. 15- 39. 40. i8, 

95 117. 173. 195. 245. 273. 352. 431, 457, 

507. 534. 5"55. 581. 634. 635. 
New York (Middle Branchl. 354. 
New York rWestera Brancli), 6s, 354, o»i. 
North Carolina, 536. 

Ohio. 591. 614. ^„ „,„ ,„ 

I'ennsrlvanla. 23. 251. 329. 460, 616, 586 

(•a«. " es.-. 

Rhode Island. 17. 69. 
Tennessee. 13. 
Vermont. 12. 662. 
Virginia. 434. 

Wisconsin. 47. 254. 642. 6G6. 
Boards of Pharmacy, Secretaries, 656. 
BOOK REVIEWS — 

Cohn. Tests and Reagents. 362. 
Drevfus. Hospital Formulary. 617. 
Llovd. Mvcological Notes. 669. 
Manufacturing Perfumers Association, Pio- 

ceedings 9tli Annual Meeting. 75. 
Rofiinsou. Latin Grammar of Pharmacy and 

Slediclne. 350. 
Schimpf. Text-Book of Volumetric AnalyslB, 

617. 
Van Schaaclt & Sens. 1903 Price List, 361. 
Book keeping. Drug Store. 367. 

Svsteni. 3i;6. 
Books. Butter Anal.vsls. 346. 

rharniareutical Synonyms. 321. 
Presprvation in Hot Climates. 217. 
Vetprlnarv Medicine. 290. 
Bottles. Bl2irest in World. 193. 
Capping Fluid. 4.3S. 578. 
Devi.',, for Filling, fil. 
Oil, Cleaning. 9. 
Old. Where They Go. 376. 
Shop. C7S. 
BOWLING. DRUG TRADE— 
Chicago. 406. 
Indianapolis. 631. 
Baltimore. 100. 330. 406. 426. 4M. 477, 829, 

553. 579. 605. 632, 657. 6.S1. 
Boffalo. 426, 582. 
Detmit. .159, 383. 426. 454. 477. 539. 888. 

579. G05. 632. 657. 681. 
Indianapolis. 657. 
Milwaukee, 553, 632. 
New York. 41. 221. 323. 353. 406. 458, 529 

553. 579. 583. 605. 631. 657. 683. 
Philadelphia. 406. 454. 529. 657, 681. 
Rochester. 409. 426. 553. 
St. Paul. 657. 
IXromoquinal. 8. 
Bronzing Radiators. ^52. 
Buver. How Meet the Salesman. 288. 
Buckherry Bark. 604. 
Biickum Wood. 577. 
Butter, Analysis. 346. 



Cacao Trees. 281. 
■Calcium Biphospjiate, 526. 
Camphor. Powdered, 140. 
Canary Food, 322. 
Cannabinol. 450. 
Can't-Be-Done Man. 136. 
■Capsules. Dispensing. 678. 
Card Index System. 186. 
Carbon Disulphide. Poison. 112. 
Caroid. 578. 
Carpet Cleaner. 75. 114. 
Cascara Sagrada, .\dvance. 308. 

Catalytic Medicinal Agents, 108. 

Catlyo Balsam. 473. 

•Cayenne Pepper. Soluble, 452. 

Celery Salt. 366. 

Cement. China, 114. 

Cloth to Desks, 424. 

Metal to Glass, 244. 

Pearl. 552. 
Cheerfulness. Sermonette. 344. 
Chemlc Blue. 577. 
Chemical Changes. Influence of Light, SM 



Chlorine, Preparation, 319 
■Chlorodync, 655. 

Ohlor>oform. Decomposition, 8. 
Cider PrescrratiTCs. 394. 

Cigar Boies tor Display, 508. 

Empty. Stamps Must be Destroyed. MO. 
BoBlness. Booming. 627. 

Cigarette Smoking. Products, 371. 

Cigars, Sales, New Law, 352. 
Cinchona Alkaloids, DisoiMum Phosphate as Test. 

525. 
Cinnamon Culture, 268. 

CItarin. 549, 

Oitrozon. 628. 

Civet, Artificial. 320. 

Cleansing Fluid, 36, 

Clerks, Scarcity, 606. 

Cloth, Waterproeflng, 629. 



Cocaine, .\buse. 214. 

Bill (Syracuse), 532. 

Crusade. 263. 

Legislation. District of Columbia, 887. 

Sales. 409. 

Illinois. 332. 
Tennessee. 331. 
Stable Solutions. 525. 
Codeine Iodide, 216. 
COLLEGES OF PHARMACY— 
Albany, 353. 
Brooklyn. 192. 326. 
liutTalo, 408. 508. 
California. 204. 281. 562. 
Cnilcago, 21. 44, 254. 
Cleveland. C14. 
Highland Park. 126. 
Maine University. 13. 
Manitoba. 5K3. 
Manland. 383. 663. 
Medico-Chirurgical. 434. 
Mercer University. 16, 
Michigan University, 21. 
Minnesota University, 334. 
National Normal University, 434, 6^ 
New Jersey, 95. i 

New York. 158, 192. 353. 408. 455, 506, BM. | 
New York Veterinary College. 290. 
North Dakota Agricultural College, 25. 
Northwestern University, 461, 665. 
Omaha. 203. 
Ontario. 266. 306, 387. 
Philadelphia. 96, 149, 176, 184, 382, 410, 

460, 482, 557, 638, 662. 
Pittsburg. 382, 662. 
Rhode Island. 69, 148. 380. 
Richmond University College of M6dlcln«, 

150. 
St. Petersburg, for Women. 568. 
Temple CoTlege, 4-33. 
Vanderbilt University. 13. 
' Washington Agricultural. 48. 
Wisconsin Iniversity. 22. 
Colocyntb, Pulp, Oil. 473. 
Coloring Agent. Bro\\-n, 36. 
Commercial Travelers. 37. 63, 89, 142. 193 

350. 374. 425. 476, 
Common Words. No Exclusive Right, 553. 
Composition Powder, 630. 
Consolidation. Data. 624. 
Contract System. 34. 
Convolvuli. French. Therapy. 498. 
Copaiba. Surinam. 525. 
(Torks, Waterproofing. 57S. 
Corns. Remedies, ."94. 

CORRESPONDENCE. 81. 133. 185. 238, 263, 
269 339. 445, 494, .520, 546, 572, 598, 624, 650, 
677. 
Counter Prescribing not the Worst Crime, 677. 
Cravons, Depilatory. Unna's, 500. 
(Tream. Almond. 36. 6'i7. 
Cold. 577. 

Face. Non-Sticky. 452. 
Slassage. Flesh Colored. 452. 
Tartar. Manufacturing Process Wanted, 334. 
Toilet. Cocoa, 218. 
Ocsol. 499. 
Crisis. Coming. 81. 
Cryogenine. Reaction, 320. 
Customers. Treatment. 67S. 
Cutch. Ptgu. 577. 



Damiana. Compound. Tablets, 656. 
Dandruff Cure. Color, 321. 
Dental Hygiene. 239. 
Depilatory. 9. 
Favorite. 218. 
Liquid. 604. 656. 
Powder. 322. 500. 
Digestion and Carbohydrates, 86. 
Discounts. 494. 
Disinfectant Solution. 499, 
Disinfection, Mercuric Chloride, 86. 

Rooms, 86. 
Dispensaries. Now York, 409. 
Di-Thymol-Di-Iodide, Adulteration, 624. 
Dinretln, 318. 
Divi-Divi. 577. 

Dosage. liiquid Medicines. 164. 
Dream Too Good to be True, 498. 
Drug Abuse and its Remedy. 213. 

-■^ward Scandal, Medical Department, U. S, 

A., 485. 
Clerks and Success. 417. 

Hours in Nebraska, 231. 
Defined, 529. 

Habit. Curious Forms. 472. 
Inspection. Mass.. 609. 
Store Grounds, 678. 

Odors. 496. ^ 

Syndicates in Philadelphia, 303. 
Trade Crisis. 38. 81. 
Druggist. Malay. 258. 

Druggists. Action in Emergency Cases, 467. 
Mistakes. Some Causes. 421. 
Woes. 574. 
Drugs. Crude. New Source. 143. 
Dve. Phenvlene Brown. 321. 
Drummer. Ho\v Shall he Approach the Buyer. i4 



F.DITORIALS. 1. 27, 53. 79. 105. 131, loi, 183. 
309, 235, 261, 285, 311, 337, 363, 389, 415, 
441, 465. 491, 517, 543, 569, 595, 621, 64.. 

A Lighthouse on a Hill, or a Dark Lan- 
tern. 3. 

A Reply that Answers. 493. 

.\ War of Brains. 3<a. 

Adulteration Cry Too Loud, 623. 

After the Death of Competition What? 59i. 

.\merican Pharmaceutical .Association. 131. 

.\ncicnt Foi-uiula Creates Sensation, 492. 

An Old Enemy in New Urcss. (S3. 

.\nother Secret of Success. 442. 

.\re the Doctors Too Good? 364. 

-Vtteudanc* at Association Meetlng^s. 441. 

Biological Ueniedles in Drug Stores. 442. 

Blame Cannot be Shifted to Wholesaler, 262. 

Bodeniann. the Strenuous. 647. 

Brooklyn Doctors and City Health Depart- 
ment. 106. 

Buying Clubs, .390, 

Chicago Drug Clerks and Labor Unions, 106. 

Civilization and Organization. 132. 

Classification of Wholesale Druggists. 443. 

Cocaine Crusade in Chicago. 41B. 

Cocaine Traffic in Tennessee. 312 

Collection of N. A. R. D. Dues. 545. 

C/ollege Professors and Scientific FeUowl, 



Consumption of Enslaving Drugs. 210. 

Contract Plan in Canada. 544, 

Contract Plan and the Trading Stamp, 649. 
Co-operative Insurance, 79. 
CroUy, Mr., Does Not Agree With Pharma- 
cist, SO. 

Curious Use for a Liquor Law, 59.. 

Direct Ontract and Serial Numbering Plan, 
185. 390. 

Dowie in New York. 415. 

Drug Clerks' Hours and Pay. 59 1. 

Druggists are Always Truthful, 28. 

Employer or Clerk. 415. 

Enterprising Clerks. 132. 

Entertainment Features of the Boston Con- 
vention. 372. , 

Era Druggists Directory. New Edition. 41.. 

Kvplanation of Phenacetlne Trouble. 51S. 

Ethics of the Liquor Trade. 596, 

Exeesshe Number of Stores. 157. 

Fire Insurance and Drug Stores. 158. 

Growth of Scientific Therapeutics. 570. 

Hard Cash and Nonsense. 27, 

Have They Sold Their Birthright, 51^. 

Historical" Committee. .\. Ph. A.. 27. 

Hold Up the Hands of the Workers. 210. 

Human Subjects for Experiments. 46.. 

If Antitoxin, Wliy Not Quinine and— Cabs, 
311. 

Increasing Profits in Drug Stores. 15i. 

Increasing Volume of Business, 15S. 

Index. Volume XXX. 674. 

If Our Deeds are Honorable Why Shim the 
Ligl.t? 569. „ 

Is Professional Pharmacy Ont of the Qoes- 

Is Professi<>nal Status Result of Pharmacy 

Laws? 183. . ,. 

Is the Average Druggist Small Potatoes? M. 

Is the Pharmacy Law a Farce? 237. 

Jobbers Have Their Troubles. 286. 

Journal of the Aluinnl of the Massachusetti 

C P., 622, 
Journal of the Drug Clerks' Circle, 649. 

Journalistic Science, 262. 
Labor Union \$ethods. 237. 

Law on Faith Healing. 415. 

Laws That Are Ignored. 158. 

Lengthening of Human Life. 339. 

Liberties With the Era's Name, 493 

Liquor Troubles in Massachusetts, o45. 

Lord, (iwen & Co. Failure. 2. 

Love of the Unclean, 210. 

Man Who Stops Is not a Success. SO. 

Manufacturer Cannot Exist Without Re- 
tailer. 81. 

Monuments to Living Men. 492. 

More About the National Bureau of MeOI- 

clnes and Foods. 132. 

More .\dulteratlon. 595. 

Mr, Bodemann Tlilnks Differently. 519. 

Municipal Manufacture and Socialism, 1. 

N. \. R. D. Finances, 390. 

n' \ R. D. in Washington. 337. 

'n K n. D. Notes and tha Era. 570. 

n'. a. R. D. Work in 1903. 674 

National Bureau of Foods and Medicines, 5J, 

National Wholesile Druggists and Proprie- 
tors' .Associations. 261. 

New Campaign Against the Cutter. 389 

New York Brand of Antitoxin to Diaappemp 
from the Market. 1, k.„.,_„. 

New York College of Pharmacy Indebtedness, 

New' York Dmggists and Liquor Sales 318. 
None So Fallible as Those Who WIU Ac- 
knowledge No Error, 338. 
Not So Bad as It Seems. 596. 
Olly-Tongned Salesman Has His Innings. 

Opinion of Commissioner of Patents, 4«5. 

Opposition to Pure F'ood Laws. 442, 

Patent Medicine Taking a S.ymptom of In- 

Perjiirv ' in Drug Store Liquor Cases, 467. 
Pharmaceutical Education. 622, 



IV 



INDEX 



III Nrir York. 420. 883. 
V.irk. 324. 
V.-W York. 628. 
I What Omuiltaiei, 347 



luUioiton. 'iiirarles. osv 
Ink. Mark. Rrau siamia, JOO 
ntil.t-r Slampa, KD. 



K. i;t, 2U. Xli. 3T6 



. U .\i]iult« of N.. Two Oiilntona, 



■ to (•.■iilnil l'rlc<>ii. M. 
■ ;- of I'liarniacy, 100. 
V ui-rli-aii IiruciftMt'ii .\d- 

-rllj-. 3. 

ilnfi*. 81. 

' rr ttora (be DnicgUt Come 



Fa<'« Black, Jirltyn. 02. 

roudrr, :;«». 

TiDta. ST. 
Fal, Human. .120. 

Sn|M*iilf.vlnie Kfmicnt. 130. 



[ niii 



iiuliiliatc aa .\iitls«ptlc, CSS. 



nli-al IfiiJuafrT lo Meot In 



Spirit . 

Srt York. loe. 
Socleij of Woman Pharinni-lalB. Wi 
Somr Important Qii<<iitliinii .137 
Xoalh llarrullr* ami Pan l-aneiv 
Onrrail of N. ,». n. n i„tiu,.„,.p .r^ 
KlanilanI of l'urlt\ f..r Knoil Produ 



TJi. 



.1.11 



la llf? 410 



I'mrclat— WUat Son of )lan 
The <I.N«. of thr Yi-ar VMtt r.7.! 
The Iiaj of Tui1if.t aiKl ThankfuliM-aa. 543. 
Tli»' Fulurp of Pharniat-rulloal Education. 

T»r» Illsbcr .Mma. 131. 
TJie (irl.I of I^^.latlTc Mill,. 02l. 
The Meal I.lquor l.a»-. SWi. 
TTi» Mll»« Plan a flonTlnclnis .trgument. 443. 
J?* -V."*- "■ "• Con'-'ntlon. 3S0. 
The "OM tint," of Thlcaco. 2. 
Th, lilil or.l.T Will Xcver Itctura, 822. 
Tl»- Point of View. 31KI. 
Th<- PrI.-. IT.t .. ||,,„ Principle. 2S6. 
'■ Boycott, 571. 



: Ijintc Oil lea. 4ftS. 
I rule ricmoralliera, «48. 
l'ennl«*a, 2. 
• h. 3(CI. 



.'.10. 



WhT NhouM CIl 



I' ii.-i:l«t Do? 13.1. 
^f-'iil limit Altuae? 2. 

tlie nrnBltl»t. 28. 
'i"n Slop? (sa. 
'•■•I Knlth? r.70. 
Talnle.1. «23. 
1 rurnlati Free AntltoilD, 

Ulny Sn.plclon? 28S. 



fit l..--llhln. I-. 



!■ lalnit Tobacco? 80. 

> A K. I> lnl.arge CIiIm. 

AcMa. 2nK 
• . .122. 

'■1. 474. 

•I Xirrcbnlnr. 41'4 
'1. «3<i. 
and Manilalwnod O.uilviund. 



' Flllratioii. PliyalcB, 0. 
[ Vla<-ld Solutluiia, 321. 

I Fllea. noraea ami (Jallle, 10. 
• Floor ffloiia. PerfuDlc. 88. 

Tile. Cleaning. U.VJ. 
Fly Paper, .S8. 
Sticky. 345. 

IteiuoTlng. 140, 218. 
Komltli). 525. 

Food and Drugs. Samplea, 477. 
Fonda au<l Wlnea, official samplea, 457 
Formaldehyde, Iletpnnlnatlon, 320 473. 
Caa. aH HlBlnfcctanl. IS2S. 
Milk Prcaer^utlvc, 2««. 
FniniN, Su'indlera. etc. See rcrsonals. 
Frerkle Lotion, 75. 
Krult. Pre84>rvatlTe, 10. 
Fumigation. Pastilles, 3t). 
Ponder. 3B. 



Garlic. PreiterTatlon. 114. 
'■aatrocradlne. ti2(l. 

•elatln Solntlona. SterlUutlon, 450. 
Ginger Ale Kasein'C-, 270. 
(ilnM-ng Cultivation, 420. 
f;nnlenlng. 497. 
Theft. 119. 
Glaas, Elcblng. 140. 
Froallng. 192. 
.Solderlnic. 88. 
OInvea. rieanlng, 531. 
Olue. Zinc. 2fin. 

Ooala' .Milk. Sfdld Constlluenta, 112. 
Cold, Tarnldhed. Itotorlng, 322. 
Gooda are .NeHsi, 31.'1. 

Marklnc. .Seillne Price. «1. 
Granular KtriTtei..ciit Salt, 
Grape Juice. Forlllled, ITS 
(irIiidatoneK. Anlliclal, 474 
Gunlncol. 243. 
Ouala<|iiln. 243. 



;h»2. 



310. 



Hair Curllne Pi 

Dye. 500. 
.Stalnlei 

Fleet nd.vals. S7. 

Grey. Premature. 87 
Reatnrlng. ST. 

Grower. 200. 

on. 209. 

Sllmnlant. 82. 

Tonic. Excelsior, 244. 
rianda, Rweat.v. 114. 



Dressing, 02. 
%ai. 3IVI. 
hisb. Actlte Principle. 4.V1. 



rm*rT Nlonea 474 
KBil!....-f. 11, .^^ful." ijo. 



...~. ,,,.,1. yi,iiii. I rini'ipir. 
May Kerer. Spray. .<!lerllng'l 
ller<.lnc. 31 s. 

Moniblne. DIstliigiilsbInc Testa, MS, 

ilnelsni. Chronic, 450. 



Pbjrslcians In Ibe World, SIS. 
cs, loon. 4.14. 
II Trademark Decision, 501. 



Ilerv 


ne 


2nr 


ll<inii 


.<>|>n 


Ibl 


llo,>i 


SI 


slU 


llimi 


• dl 


Tr 


II. d 


HMf 


III? 


Ilv.lr 


• M 




llvdn 




lion 


ll>.H. 


TSt 




Ilvpn 


nllc 


« !■ 



.•SiMismtlon hy Alcohol. B«S. 
iillcns. 393. 
SynllM-llc. 112. 



' fchlbr,,!, ni8. 

IrhthyoTldlna, «». 
I Incenst, 4ao. 

Indlsn Ilemp RellsMe rreparallnns. KSK 
|!nr,.n,p.Ml.lirile. («,» Preacripllon Dliricul 



.TJggUla. 812. 083, 

li'l ' .' I..I I iiract of B«IUdODU. 

Clilll tuiltprtrr. 3111. 

Katlinallon In Olla, HI. 

PurlOcatiou. 499. 
Ipecac. I'onstltlluenls. 525. 

.Vroldlug Emetic Effects, 525 
laaml. 525. 
iTory, Bleaching 580. 



Jack Tar's Drug Store, lao. 
Jelly. Compleilun, 3il. 

Glycerin and Curujnbrr, 1 
Transiiarent, 244, 
Jobb<>rs, "Juat as Good," 824. 
Jobbing Houaes, Decent, 077. 



Labels, Preacriptlon, Presi-rlber'a Same or Ini- 
tial. 200. 

Removing. CI. 
Labor Inlon Methods, 2.17. 
Lactis Uecenlls. 114. 
I.i<mp. Globes, Coloring. 372. 
Law, Poison, Alabama. 639. 

Moilel. 109. 
r.«ather. Patent, Dressing, 114. 
Lecfihln. 8. 
LeglBlallnn. Pharmacv. Iowa, 511, 043. 

New Y"orit. 633. 
Ix-monade. Well. 84. 
Lice. Cattle. 244. 

Licorice, Growing In Callfomli, 437. 
Life, 81. 
Liniment. Asthma, Btodle's, 244. 

nillblain, 630 

Rheumatic. 322. 

Soap. 206. 
Liqnor Ammonll Anlsalna. 500. 

Pharmacopoeia. 598. 

Prosecutions. Atlantic City. X. J., 194 



Main 
Mnssi 



Sale 



■huaetts. 42, 638. 

Ota. 61 .t. 

Paw, Mich. 152. 17S. ! 

4K3. .VIS. 559. 580. 641. 



7ft. 



Fjdse Decision. 420. 

r. S. Revenue License, 638. 

Violations. Kansas. .181 
f.lvcr Tablets. 0.V1. 
I/odge Pracll.-e. .14. 
I/ooklng Ahead. Tlin 
r>ive Potvdcra. 270. 
Lysol. 102. 



ugh .Smoke, 504. 



fjnibailc lie 



Pdle 



318. 



Male Fern, Suhslllutr*. 270 

MARKET REPORT. 20. ,-.2. 78 lft« 1.10 158. 
I«. 2<W, 234. 20O. 2S4. 310. .13n.- ,iS' SsJ 

wn n^- nS;"' *""' *'*• '^'^ »**• **• ^ 

Marking Slock, 01 

Mas».igo Cream, 67S. 

Mal.lies. Safetr. .140. 

Meal Eirrsct Suhstltntes. 112. 

SnK.klne. Pvrollgneous Add, 372 
.\Ienlhyl Glycolale. .15 
Menanhlc and Financial Time.. 000 
Mcr.-uric Chloride. Disinfectant. 88. 
M Ik. Prevrvatlve. Formaldehyde. 280. 
Mineral Waters. |-nlled Stalea. 252. 
Mint. History and Commerrlal Dfrelopment, 818, 

Moni'ilne. Abiiae 21.1. 

Io.llc Test. 112. 
Mori.liliil.m, Ilniclne. aa Remedy, 2.V». 
Mtxinllo Tincture, 75. 
Mu'Iln. Ollcd. no4 
.Mydriatic. Knmnlrln, IWO 



N'aiihtalln In Suppoaltorlea. 32 

National Riireau of Foo<la and Medicines, 

M, 132, 1.^1, 183. 
Negatives. Snrfac* Rtalna, 0. 
Verral. tl28. 
Nerve Tonic 502. 
New Inrorporallons, C5. 



INDEX 



New Remedies of 1902-3, 243. 
NEWS and TRADE DEPARTMENT, 11. 37. 
63. S9. 115. 141. in. 193. 219. 245. 271, 
301, 323. 349. 373. 407. 425, 453, 475, 501, 
627. 553. 579, COS. G31, 6S1. 

Baltimore. 18, 44. 72. 99. 122, I'M. 177. 

2.30, 252, 279. 330. 356. 383, 412, 434, 

460. 482, 510, 536, 587, 612. 
Boston, 17, 42, 69. 97, 120. 146. 175, 196, 

224. 24S, 276, 303. 327, 355, 379, 409. 

432. 4.58, 480. 508, 534, 556, 584. 609, 
■038. 660. US4. 
Buffalo. 16. 41, eS. 90. 120, 140. 275, 364, 

407. 43], 50S, 582. 635. 
Burlington, Vt., 276. 
California. 204. 266. 334. 385, 562. 
ChicafO. 19, 73, 101, 123. 151. 178. 200. 

227, 253, 279, 305, 332. 358. 383, 411, 

435. 461, 483. 510, 537, 558, 614, 640, 

665. 0S6. 
CineinnaU, 19, 71, 434, 589, 639, 063, 664. 

687. 
Cleveland. O., 98, 151. 357, 614. 
Colnmbus. O.. 46, 614. 
Connecticut, 17. 43, 120. 225. 277, 32S, 

4*9, 432, 480, 508, 557, 610, 637. 
Council Bluffs, la., 125. 

Des Moines, 17S. 203. 385. 511. 642. 672, 687. 
Detroit. 20. 152. 253. 358, 383, 665. 
Elizabeth. N. J.. 118. 

Grand Rapids. 178. 462." 510, 538. 559, 589. 
Hartford. Conn., 196, 458. 



Illin 



589. 



Indiana, 202. 411. ."561. 640. B66. 
Indianapolis. 46. 98. 254. 357, 463, 562. 
Iowa. 23. 231, 256. 361. 437. 
Jerse.v Cit.v. lis. 
Kansas. 180, I'.'iS. 
Kansas Cit.v. Mo.. 361. 
KentucitT. 5SS. 639. 685. 
Lansing. Mich.. 483. 
liOS Angeles. 2S0. 
Louisiana. 123, 588. 
I-OUiSTille. 262. 612. 663. 
Maine. 120. 260. 328. 485. 610. 
Marj-laml. 558. 639, 663. 
Memphis, 46. 
Michigan. 47. 124. 201. 228. 254. 304. 333. 

412. 436. 484, 615, 641. 666. 686. 
MinneaiK>lis. 3$6. 
Minnesota. 100. 204. 256. 334. 
Missouri. 123. ISO, 204, 616. 
Montgomen-. 6.39. 
Tiebraskil. 22. 73, 180, 204, 670. 
Kew Hampshire. 176. 485. 
New Haven, 379. 636. 
New Jersey. 68. 145. 196. 275. 431, 4S5. 
New Orleans. 19. 177. 537. 
New York. 14, 39. 66. 92. 116, 143. 171, 

194. 221. 245. 273. 301. 323, 351, 375, 

407, 429. 455. 460. 478, 505, 531, 555, 

581, 606, 6.36, 6.19, 682. 
■Ohio. 125. 562. 
Omaha. 202, 231, 255, 613. 
Philadelphia. 18. 43. 70. 96. 121. 149, 176. 

199. 250. 308. 329. 355. 371. 410. 433, 
460. 482. 535. 557. 585. 611. 6.38. 662. 685. 
Pittsburg. 70. 199. 226, 250, 329, 585, 611, 

638. 685. 
•ProTidence. 17. 69. 196. 432. 
Rhode Island. 148. 329. 509, 567. 637. 
Richmond. 4.". 121, 150. 
Rochester. 146. 174. 196, 224, 248, 274, 354. 

409, 431. 534, 6S3. 
St. Louis, 252, 612. 590. 642. 667. 690. 
St. Paul. 47. 48. 179, 385. 561. 615. 
Sail Lake. 439. 
San Francisco. 127. 231, 305, 360, 437, 485, 

612 5:j9. 
Seattle, 334. 

South Haven. Mich.. 559. 
Sprin-field. Mass.. 684. 
S.vracnse. 16. 41, 68, 96, 119, 174, 248. 302, 

354. 407. 4:i0. 478, 506, ,632, 609, 636. 
Tennessee. 72. 100. 230. 6.39. 686. 
Toronto. 49, 78. 153. 229, 256, 266, 306, 386, 

412. 439. 463. 563. 
Vermont, 250, 410. 
Virginia, 331, 434. 588, 663. 
Washington, D. C, IS, 46, 252, 330, 587, 

670. 685. 
"Waterbur.v. Conn.. 468. 
Wilmington, 434. 
Wisconsin. 22. 47. 125. 22S. 305. 436. 539. 

561. 590. 642. 
Nnrses. Registered. New York, 551. 
Nux Votnica, Assa.v, 289. 



Office Seeking in the A. Ph. A.. 339. 
Oil Acacia Flowers. 499. 
Castor. Sweetened. 270. 
CItronella, .\ilulteratlon. 112. 
Cocoanut, pnrlfied. 86. 
Cod Liver, from Dog Fish. 572. 
Scarcltv. 524, 
Substitutes, 182. 
Coloo.vntb. 472. 
Fish Liver. 217. 
Fusel. Kffects. 11.". 

Peculiar .\cclrtent. 119. 
Lin.seed, Manufacture, 320. 
Purlt.r. 473. 
Weiglit. 270. 



Oil, Olive, Glyceildes, 112. 
Paral.vtic, 372. 

Peppermint, 1903 Crop. 350. 
Phosphorated, 525. 

Detern>lnatiou of Phosphorus, 320, 

Pine Bud, 629. 

Salad, Union, 656. 

Sesame, Color Reaction, 680. 
Tuberose Flowers, 57. 
Tung. 393. 

Turpentine. 472. 

bv DistilUition of Wood. 369. 
Tests. 369. 
Oil-CIoth Coats, ii04. 
Oils. Essential, Formation, 319. 

Monardae. 112. 
Ointment. Balsam Peru. 32. 

Catechu. 340. 

Coal Tar. 030. 

EcEema, 630. 

Fox. 209. 

Hindoo. 346. 

Itch. Hebra's. 394. 

Kaposi's, 666. 

Ringworm. 394. 

Soldiers', 372. 

Soothing. 424. 

Tetter, 438. 

Witch Hazel. 394. 

Zinc Oxide. Compound. 452. 
Ointments. Preparation, 36. 
Opium, Abuse. 213. 

Preparing, PaciBc Islands. 679. 
Orders, Concentrate them, 315. 
Osier, 10. 

Ovus. Meat Substitute. 112. 
Oxygen, Estimation in Water, 319. 

'1 lil 



Package Slips, 469. 

Packages. External Appearances, 365. 

Faint Brushes, Cleaning, 666. 

Glue, for Foors. 114. 
Paper, Cse Good, 624. 
Paraffin, Coloring, 270. 578. 
Parcels. Post, 91. 
Paste. Depilatory. 9. 500. 

Fmery. 474. 

Lassar's. 424. 
Mounting. 306. 

Paramonochlorphenol. 629. 

Permanent. 244. 

Pot. 33. 

Window Cleaning. 562. 
Zinc, 269. 
Pastilles. Fumigating. 30. 
Patent Law. Revision. 475. 546. 

Proixwed Amendment. 685. 
Question. Otlier Side, 494, 

Leather, Preserver, 667. 

Medicine Revenue. Gi^at Britain, 308. 

Medicines. Psychology. 625. 

Trademark Rights, Change in Law Not De- 
sirable. 453. 
PA'fENTS. TRADEMARKS. ETC.. 25. 61, 77. 
103. 129. 166. ISI. 207, 233, 259. 283. 309. 
3.36. 361. 3K7. 413. 439. 663, 489. 515, 541. 
667. 593. 619, 646. 671. 6.S9. 
PERSONALS — (Including Obituaries. Portraits. 
Items of Personal Interest Regarding 
Firms. Drug Trade Swindlers, etc.)— 
Adams. Dr. J. R.. 668. 

Allen. Frank H.. 65. 

.\Uen, J. P.. 226. 

.\lba Dentists' Co.. 43. 

Alexander. Dr. H. M., 426. 

-Mpers Pharmacv. Inc.. 582. 

Alpers. Mrs. William C, 223. 

Altenhain. Charles. 41. 

American Chicle Co.. 119. 

American Lithia & Chemical Co.. 540. 
•Amicli. Dr. Jolm H. B.. 356. 

Anderson. William C, 457, 478. 

Appenzeller. Gustave. 6S7. 

Armour Drue Co.. 93. 

.Xrmstrong, John, 664. 

Aschenbach & Miller. 176. 

Atkins. J. B.. 231. 668. 

Austin. E. O.. 620. 

Ava Chemical Co.. 251. 277. 328. 
Baker. William F.. 170. 

Baldwin. Edward L.. 437. 

Bartgis & Bro.. C. C. 483. 537. 

Bartholomew. Geo.. 613. 

Bartlett. William H. C, 378. 

P.arllev, Dr. E. H.. 39. 

Barrett Bros. Co.. 108. 

Barrett. Herbert H., 354. 

P.ass. F.ngene J.. 537. 

Batt. Bruno. 650. 

IV-ck. John G.. 72. 

Behnke. Henry. 374. 

Behrens. Karl P.. 96. 

Benche. Carl S., 356. 

Berry. Harry D.. 101. 

Belts, A. Parram. 5.30. 

Blddlecombe. Mrs. H.. 154. 

BIschof, George S.. 127. 

Blaikie. William. 144. 4.31. 

niair. Mrs. Henn- C. 96. 

Blampey. G.. 634. 

Bockoven. H. C. 656. 

Bo<Iemann. William, 6. 3SS, 435. 461, 483, 
520. B46. eO*. 647. 665. 

Boeddiker. Otto, 94. 



PERSONALS —Continued. 
Boericke 4: Run.von. 196. 
•Boerlcke & Tafel. laS. 
Boerner. Prof. Eiuil L., 179. 
Bolton. Uenry Carrington. 563. 
Base. Charles H.. 176. 
Bottume. E. C. 574. 
Brendecke. Adolph C, 358. 
Preslln. M. T., 417. 
BrightweU & Landes. 436. 
Broadway Drug Co.. 173, 246. 
Brocard. F. K.. 65. 
Brodle. Harry S.. .'•41. 
Brodkin. Morris. 223. 
Brooklyn Consolidated Drug Co.. 14. 118. 195, 

Brown. Hugh A.. 100. 

Brnckmann. F. W.. 222. 
Brundage. Dr. A. H.. .'.O. 

Bncklev. Michael J.. 484. 

Bnell. J. L.. 427. 

Burckett. Cliarles IL. 44. 
Burke. .Mrs. Harry. 513. 

Bush. Baron WUliam E.. 133. 

Butler, r. a.. 560. 
CalCura Co.. 438. 

Calvert Dnlg Co.. 14. 72. 434, 536. 

Cam|.t>ell, George S., 3. 

Campbell. Theodore. 638. 
Canning. Henry. 6S4. 

Oarrngan, Sydney II.. 681. 

Carter. Frank H.. 98. 

Carter. I.<"vl. 630. 

Case. George T).. 446. 

Caspari. Charles K., 116. 

Cassebeer, Richard. 24. 

Cntaopath.v Association of New York. 65. 

C«ve. .Tosenh. 161 . 

Chalfant. W. M.. 275. 

Chamberlain. D. S.. 293. 

Chapman. Isaac C. .107. 

ClarU. Howard L.. 306. 

Clark. Ira B.. 550. 

Clark, Seth C. 509. 

Claire. Harry J.. 007. 

ClilTe. William L.. IS. 

Cliffonl. .Mrs. T. T.. 374. 

Coblentz. V.. 616. 

Cohrt. Henry. 154. 202. 

Cofty. Charles F.. 580. 

Collins. John E.. 197. 

Collins. .Merton W.. 476. 

Collins. Percy. 153. 

Columbia Drug Co.. 195. 

Cook. H.. 94. 

Cook. John Wi'liam. 564. 

Cookson. J. W.. 110. 

Corning. Dr. A. J.. 72. 

Cotterill. Charles A.. 6.3. 

Cowan. John. 481. 

Craig. Charles P.. 414. 

Crave Cure Co.. 196. 

Crosher. Henry P.. 15. 60S. ft83. 

Crown Mnnnfacturing Co.. 147. 

Curzon. Miss E. M.. 256. 

Cnfler. Chas. F.. 292. 
Dahlgreen. Oscar. 24. 

D'Anmmzio. .\lfred. 458. 

Daske. Antonio. 374. 

Datesman. F. J.. &32. 

Dauscha. Bruno R.. 94. 



Dav 



426. 



Davis. Cha.-les F.. 614. 
Davidson. Miss Mary, 201. 
Davison. Calvin T.. 226. 
Dawson. E. S.. Jr.. 456. 
Dav. Robert I.. l.")3. 
DeVine. Owen C. 48. 
Devor. David S.. 513. 
Do Zurkii. Edward. 5S1. 
Diddv. Mrs. C. A.. 154. 
niehl. C. Lewis. 613. 
Di»l>l. Henrv. 374. 
Dillineham. Frederick P.. 580. 
Dluirasch. SL. 173. 
noh«nn. C. I. & L. S.. 433. 
Donhler. George H.. 306. 
Drescher. \i^inist. ??2. 
Driskell. Vernon. 3.14. 
Dubois. Joseph. 460. 
Dnckett. Dr. Edward A.. 19. 5(M. 
Dwl--ht. John. 605. 
Dvche * Co.. D. R.. .172, 
Dvche. William R.. .160. 
Dve. Dr. James W.. R:i. 
Dvna. Charles P.. 250. 
F.hl.s. .John B.. 42. 
I'hert. A. E.. ?27. 
E.-hemendin. Dr. loindre. 91. 160. 
Edelman. W. H.. 20.1. 
i-^den. Robert E.. 4.8. 
F.dlson Polyfoi-m & Mfg. Co.. 479. 
Edson, Dr. Cvr'js. 605. 
Flder. Prof. William, 43. 
Flkns. C. W.. .1.39. 
Elliott. C. E.. 98. 
t^llsbree. Geo. L.. 277. 32S. 480. 
I'^merson Dnig Co.. 44. 
Emerson. Dr. J. W. S., 3.19. 
Empire State Drug Co.. 68, 431. 
Fngel. C.irl. 270. 
England. Mrs. T. E.. ISl. 
Fpslei". T.ouis B.. 41. 
Frh. Charles S.. 9,1. 
Frickson. H. E.. 48. 
Frwin. SIdnev. 6.38. 
Evans. Charles P.. 94. 
Evans. W. A.. HO. 
Evers. John P., 007. 



VI 



INDEX 



I'KIIN'iN >IJi.--*oiillnur.l 

\I..M.lt.-, J .• , 5,n. 



U.lla.-l.r. J..|„, r, .-I 
(ilHlKT. A. L., 681. 
Uardopr, F. M., 834. 

•i«rr.-.' J„i„, It,. .-,.-H 



U(< 



c.-rn-l.. K, 

':'l'n:n,. I..,vl, b.. 270. 

i.lliii..r.- \ Co., W. J.. 278. 

"ilrnlfu. John, 221. 

<;iTcn. J. M.. «i!8. 

<:l|.mk. <Jo<.r:e \V.. 94. 

(K>lilwiitpr. I>r. A. L.. 326 

fionrlfc-. John A.. 385 

«roT.-. Wllll.m II.. 3S2, 508. 

r,rin.,r. A. A.. 212. 

<;niid KapliU Sllck.r Kir Piper Co , 384 

• ■niuiT, Julin J.. 100. 
<;n*iilMiuiii. II., Jr., S07. 

• .DTiir. lir. u«>. II., IS2. 

• .iwiip. W. II., 600. 
linmM*. ^i. .M., 71. 

Hn«». Jiu<<|>li. BOO. 
lUllic}. Mliplion. 226. 
Il»ll. Kdnartl. 284. 
11.11. I.I1.1..I, B.. 2W). 
Hall, .ilarlUimuffh. 050 
llaliiln. .V. J., (MiS 
IIal.|.f.U. Ill.bard II., 530. 
Ilaiiil.r«ik. W. II.. .-(.lo 
ll.n,llt,..,. .\|i„ j,..,,e 504. 
Ilaiir... li„|».ri, .-[55. 
I ar.-.l:. j„|,i, p.. 5;,7. 
Ilan.l.v I.rui- Co.. 432, 500. 
Ilatikn. *•, s.. ;(2. 



Ha 



.VM. 



110. 



lanlkp. I.r. Kmi-.l. 300. 
Ilarl..r.l. Kill.. Wnlkor, 21. 
Il.r.l.,« liTUrt H.. 204. 
II!^'"'. '".."'"/"I!"" ""'K •"""'■<'■ S2 

lla.o. -"..,—■ 

Ila.. 

"■'" vin 

lla*i' 

IfaSi,.,,., |,r Su.«„'''5:b'^ 
•la).. I»p. ,; l).|,„„; ^ • 
•«••"". J I', IIW, 
II-f.i..,.h A <■„.. 8K2. 

I n . 2». 

'la C, <I8. 
■I'll. 4.'MI. 
- Riltraril, 23.1 
"'".'.'-'"' ,f«- :»«. 688. 



IK.....,kP A v., "ini. 
Jji-rf & r»rl>'b>. 144 



lanrw J., 101. 



•<• lo Suppn 
-~"lnllon. 435. 



J-..li.i.. I i^i-i... u.,' 74'. 
■Iii'lil. (I. I).. 147. 
Knii.l.k. .s.,,1 II. 4-S. .105, 531. 000. 



._ 114. 
I^■■-^.■.l, J..l,„ .;«:' "• 
Ki-liltinlz. Knill II.. 01 
Keller & Co.. John J.. 40 
Ki-lloRg, Plilln K., 374 
Kpiiii., Ctanrira II.. 47<i 
K. nm-d.r. folrick, 5S1. 
K'liii.v, Wllllnin, 170. 
Klofcr. .tueilsllia, 107. 
KIkl Heuicil.v Co.. 12.'. 174 
Kllliuni. J. G.. 43<« 
KInihall. Mm. f)oo. A l'>7 
Klmrnlon. E. A., 5i*. 
Klrkl.rlile. J. \ 440 
Klrlil«i„l. WllllnMi lU-id, 5.V1. 
Mfkaildcn. William J lou 



Kiln 
Kl.v 



.M. v.. 



2W. 



.. oWio. Oiarle« H., 195. 
KBoefrl, Bnino. 08. 
Knox. J. w, T._ 108 
Krpllier. Mk-hupl C..' 355. 
Kn-nil. Olio A.. 21 
Kuhn. liarlJ J., (ns 
Kipjin. l!ii«tnv. .'IS.'. 

r..^hro.\.-^d,«^' '-'^- "-"'■ -^- 



I.Tir 



Mil. no. 



I.nlrd. \Vllll,ini R.. fl.1. 
I.al,a«|i<iir. i;«)r(.'i' Fidlx. 377. 
J.nndoll. Clnrl.'s If., .•i4. 
{..incdnn, Tliomas P., 587, 613. 



W. 



374. 



Ijinf, Edn-ln P. 378 

Ijiupr. J. \v., 20. 

I-nutT. .MIolmol J.. 300. 

I.nilelilln, John. 374. 

I.iiWnll. riiiirlpB H., SRv 

UnlhPrs, Dr. P. A.. 484.' 

l.oo < o.. J. Klirood. 400. 

Irfomlns. J<w.. 288 

{."linian. Alfrod. .377. 

i-olb. TliM). P., 412. 

I-plnlncor riipmlcnl Co.. 47S GOK "Wl nm 

j-pnialrf IVrfnmo Co. S80' ' °^'' "* 

UH.nnrd & To., K. p ji-y' 

I-<'>.llp. W. A.. 203. 

pSflMB. J. A., S2. 

I.pVHrt,v. John .\., 42 

I-<-v.v. I«a,i,. II. 225' 

I-OMla. Draso K.. 602 

.','■';•. ^'- ^^'"l>»r. 370. 

•^{^'Isr. Ju»lu. von. ISO. 

i-HT)-. Alonzo. Jr.. .360 

'/',"-'!• ''''°" '"■• '"4- 

I.ltllc. Joshua II.. ,134 

I-ln.v.I. Mn. S.i,,hln Webslpr. 254. 



887. 

264, 2S0. 511. 



Ix).'k . _ _., 

l>OB,in. Tliomna". 
Ix>rd. Oui'n 4 r, 
I-ovpll. Oarar. IS,. 
I..roii r>niB Co.. 008. 
l.)w. I(ubl».r Co., .157. 
"".'■P"'»n''. I>r. It. R.. 477 864 
McHa.v. Wni T •>74 
MrtVaikon Hoi & "lj,'bPl Co., Ml 
.MrCnIibpn. W. II 044 
M<-Klhpnlc Thoa. h'.. lei 
M<l!rr|rnr. Knrl. 330. 
M.-Int.vn.. llrroii. Mo. 

M-Tir.'",". ''^""z? ^- "• 

Mann. Chaa. p., 023. 
Marlon, silaa. 414 
Marahnll. Cliarlp. B., (132. 
Maraball. John II.. 276 
Mantand. A. i:.. 248 
\lIIV.'i" „"?'"'■' " . 35S, 446. 

";,:":"f.r;?„;,:;„^,»»i,p». *"• *»• •■« 

.Mfinplili iiniB Co ■ 7'« 

Mrn-hanl * Wll,y„, 337. 

Mrrrlam. Ix-o. 2<o. 
Mp|.»lf Oo, n,.„. 636. 
Mi-tpr. C ( . F ,u.T AID 
Millard. r.a,ld il , 7i •• 
« "■ i""'"'"" " ■ ••••«• 
^liinr I- rank. 4U 
Ml.. Mini.. •jsJ, 
Moirili nv.i hrnir Co., BB8 
M.iiiPll. iharlr. K. 083, 



:"J0, nK7. 
I. . 084. 
W.. 302. 



K.. 07. 

■ Ir lluiuc Brmxl; C«' 



V I'ni'oo'., 14. 

M, „'•"■ «• 

>.n..||.-. Mr. ,•,,.,. !■ ,-174. 

Norm. William, oin. 
Norton. Crt.rp- s.. 530. 
.>orrell. Oorci. w.. 186. 
Nonv.«»l. L. H.. 470 
Oil of Pino Mpdhlnp To.. 83 

oli^"';-i^' Voro..|la. .\., 068. 
<»IIvi'. I-.bon. 420 
Ovorlxcl;. B. II., 004. 
OniMi. i, Minor. 131 
0«l IlruK C. 127. 2Sn. 
Pnpe. Ilr. i:ultl,old. lOR. 

lappazoKloii. .stppbpn B.. 608 
PaqiiMip. John J., 100 

CM.' °"'' * *^*' ^- *"• ''^^ **" »«. 
Parkor-Blake Co.. I,td i'>l 
I-arker. John C. 5.W • '-'• 
Pn^Kaje. II. j,., 00. 
Patleraon. C. O., 2.%'' 
Pn.v,vi|p. nr. AdplaniT' 42 
Poapork. Bprtha I,, nefl..' 8,16 
PoariP. IlonanI A.. 520. 
Ppa«<> 4 Co.. F. M 22s 
Ppphln. JOMP W., .185. 
PpnnlckP. John 6.12 
J'ppln. L. Arthur. 40. 
PPPI-T, J. T.. .108. 
P<TP.V. William M.. 428 
Iwrj. P. w. R., so. ■ 
Pplira. C. W.. 114 
PfpllTpr. John. 532. 
Pliolpa. Rdnard .M., 24 
Pprpp. V. Mott, M. d'. 871 
PlpiTon. William M., 428 
lino I..rpiol (V... 05. 
Portpr & Andrpwa. 031 
Prirp Rohprl F... 005. 
PrlnelP. j. Maxwpll. 94 
Pritohartl. B. E.. 31,1. 306. 4M. 475. r^a 

Planipn. John R.. 240 

P<>«t. J. K. I4«. 

Potta. Frank. 22. 

I iilrpr ChPniloal Co.. .154 
Onk-lp.v. Thoinaa F., 855 
n.ilhPr. Albprt J. G 41» 

R.1P..I.VP. CharlpB \.. V" 

Rnijpn. Oiarlea. .123 

Rpd».M-kpr. Japoh n.. ,182. 

npp"p. n. J. 341 

""■Id. Cliarlpa, KrA 

Rotmann Mr * Mra. r«l»nllnp SAt 

R'nipr. Rarbpl E. 41-> ""'"""'• »«• 

Rpnilrk. A. E.. 272 "' 

Rputpr. ripnrv.' ("fls" 

Rhoadp. n. Pn>ntl.T. 3(6 

Rl"-. Chaa.. 485, 
""•r- IT. P.. 481. 
ok.rl.. J. F.. B«l. 

Hook,.,. Waller .S.. 310. 
"opbrlE. A. M . 215 
Ro|prf..rt. Hr Gro w -VI 

R"«-nthal. r>r Jawb .s!. V 
Roapnthal. Jullua 58 
Rnapnthal. .Salomon. .19 
""111. E. \ , 2S0 
RothapliPr. lir. Prpd J out 
nothwPll W.llPr. 43.-' • "*• 
RnblH-r Spp,.l„l,r Co., 357. 
ICuah. Matt, .lOfl. 
S.BP William II.. 5,17. 
Sallahiir.v. s, I... 228 
SniBT. G-<on;p E..~VB1. 
^nvalrp. F. c, i3.-i 
.Si-hapffpr. William J i<m 
S.blrk. Olio fM ^ 

SpblPffplin. iipnrr M . NT. 
SphnjPlrpr. Victor W.. 480, 
t. '•""''■ rir. ^tliarlp,. 800. 

Splnm-aphpr. F. w.. .-|«8. 
.S.hn|.baph. W., .188. 
Nphwplnfnrth. Dpo. E 04 
S.>o||. Alfrrd B.. 470 
Spoil. I,p,|. .^-ii • 
•S'-ott. Mm. Opo t .n74 
Spnrhr, Pmf. <V M ;. .iob' 
hparlf A IIPTath Co 4S 
.^nlor « c. 840 
Nprvl,-P. lUitHTl E. 380 
Spjinn. Clarpnpp A . 340 
SpWom. I>r Janip. II 4« 
Shafhirl. Kr A.»oli.h j'. .100. 
Mian> A Dobnir Co. 220. SS.1. S»i 



INDEX 



VII 



PERSONALS— Contlnufil. 

Shattuck, N. Lazi'll, 354. 

Sherriir. W. E.. I'm. 

Sherwood. Ilonanl J.. 4'J8. 

ScUockoe Drlis I'o., 14. 

Shoemaker, Olajton, P., 329. 

Shoop, C. I., -M. IJ., 543. 

Short. W. H.. 5S:i. 

Sliotwell & Co., Chns. W., 228. 

Shumwuv. Ralph S., 509. 

Siller, Charles, 103. 272. 031. 

Simpson. Mrs. W. C, 154. 

Sloan DriiK Co., 2.>1. 

Sloan, Horace J., 477. 

Slocum, Ltd., Dr. T. A., 49. 

Smith. Carlton v.. 134. 

Smith, Charles U.. 504. 

Smith, I''rank. .104. 

Smith, John J., 6GS. 

Smith, H, W., 459. 

Smith, Kline & French Co.. 410, S13. 

Smith, Owen C, 72, 100. 

Smith, Robert G., 668. 

Smith. TheoDhilus, 158. 

Smith, Walter N., 558. 

Smith, Warren, 668. 

Smith & Murphy. 277. 

Smlther. R. E.. 353, 396. 

Snow, F. A., 110. 

Snow & Co., 0. \V.. 409. 

Snyder, H. Hanv O., M. D., 57. 

.Solml, W. F., 374. 

Sorenson. John, 200. 

Sourwine, J. J., 201. 

Southwest Drug Co., 483. 

St. .John. Dr. Chapies. 005. 

StacT, Edward E., 48. 

Stallman. Arthur C. 378. 

Standard Embos.^in*^ Co., 220. 

Stancorth. Rudolph. 564. 

Stanton, John E., 96. 

Starr. P. W.. 05. 

Stearns & Co.. Frederick. 565, 644. 

Stebhlns. Franklin S.. 530. 

Stevenson, Robert, 227, 254. 

Stevenson ,& Co.. Robert, 384. 

Stewart. Fred W.. 408. 

Stickler, F. G., 628. 

StillFon. Georse C. 127. 

Stoddart Bros.. 613. 

Stoddart. Thomas. OS. 

Stoltz, E. H., 560. 

Storey, S. W.. 4S5. 

Stout. Marion A.. .SS. 

Strasenburfh & Co., R. J., 683. 

Strasser, John J., 650. 

Stratton. R. H., 412. 

Striethorst, Harry. 513. 

Strong. S. E.. 297. 

Stubenrauch. John C, 145. 

Stutzlen, Frank C, 10. 

Swalne's Antidote Syndicate, 65. 

Swann. S. V. B., 94. 
Swift. E. G., 065, 6S6. 
Tainter, E. B., 500. 

Talbot. George F.. 426, 485. 

Talhott, W. A.. S97. 

Tanner. Edward C. S., 248. 

Tarrant & Co.. 582. 

Taylor, James F.. 65. 

Teeters. Wllber J.. 407. 

Thayer. Clarence E., 22. ' 

Thayer. Frederick A., 227. 

Thaj-er. James F.. CCS. 

Thermal Foot Bath Co., 382. 

Thlbeault, Joseph, 147. 

Thomas. John B.. 72. 

Thompson, Alexander E., 330. 

Tliompson Sons & Co.. J. L., 118. 

Thoi-pe, George E., 238, 402. 

Thum Co.. O. & W.. 384. 

Timmerman, R. H., 94. 

Tingle. Dr. Alfred. 250. 

Tomfohrde. Charles W.. 668. 

Tormcy. Peter. J.. 477. 512. 

Trapp, Dr. Charles P., 477 

Treat. L. E., 326. 

Trolinger. E. F.. 004. 

True. William L.. 65. 

Trultt, Samuel. 513. 

Tullar Co., 644. 

Tupper. Frank E.. 142. 

Turner. W. P., 3,«7. 

Tuthlll. Dr. Frederic P.. 531. 

Twohey. James, 378. 
Union Drug Co.. 205. 379. 482. 

Union Wholesale Co., 223. 
VanderWlt, J. A., 274. 

Van Duzer. Selah. 687. 

Van Sehaack, Robert. 227. 

Vargas, Dr. .Torge. 557. 

Vaughan. P. W.. 342. 

Vaughan-Robertson Drug Co., 14. 

Veazey. John H., 588. 

Viallon. Paul. L.. Rr., 65. 

Vlllere. R. L.. 228. 

Vltt. Rudolph S., 4M. 

Voelker, W. H.. 100. 

Walbridge, Cyrus P.. 690. 

Walker. Champe, 477. 

Walker. Robert J. C 658. 
\Vnll. Prof. O. A.. 512, 677. 

WoUwork. Thos. W., 485. 

Wal.ser. Adolph. 304. 

Walter. Kmll. .'22. 

Walton, L. L., Sm. 



\Vi 



a. w. 



M., 519, 530, 554. 



374. 



W,-1,1j, J. R., 

^\■l:■f.Us. Andrew G., 24, 43, 09. 

Wi'i'Us. A. J., 270. 

Wi'.-Us. George, 333. 

Wi'lVi. Martin II., 65. 

W.'iBlilninn. William. 382. 

Wokh Grape Juice Co., 556. 

Wfllor, ('. F.. 297. 

W.'Ils. K.lw-u.l <; , Ori4, 



Ill Co.., 65. 



Wh.-ilcn. llv\. C. II.. 371. 

Wheeler, Truman II., 478. 

Whifall Tatum Co., 335. 

Wliitc. Charles, 012. 

Wliilc, Chiirles H., 94. 

A\liile Co.. 11. G., 05. 

Wliitc. Inc.. fieo. H., 582. 

Wliile. -Matlhcw. 5s;i. 

Whitlow -Willijms Co., 00. 

Wliitnev. Henry Martin, 605. 

Wli'helns. Fred, 94. 

WigBin, "Dr." Edward B., 684. 

Wilcox, Mrs. Bertha Codding, 606. 

Wilkinson, James, 181. 

Williams. Dr. George. 334. 

Wilson (^o.. E. E.. 411. 

Wilson. J. H., 554. 

Wischerth. John G., 240. 

Wisconsin Pbannaoal Co., 539, 561. 

Wood. Ciiaries F., 374. 

Wood. Harry, 128. 

Wood, Jackson B., 306. 

Wood Products Co., 274. 
Zwarts, Dr. John H.. 122. 

Zwietusch, Otto, 484. 
Pepper. (;rape Stones as Adulterant, 265. 
Pepsin Solutions. Filtering, 321. 
Perfume Exhibit. World's Fair, 476, 581. 
Petroleum. Manufacture. 270. 

Petroleum Hydrocarbons. Separation by Al- 
cohol. 542. 
Pharmacist. Malay, 258. 

Successful, 108. 
Pharmacists, D. S. Service, 9, 143, 251, 330, 

457. 546, 659. 
Pharmacopoeia and Pharmacist, 423. 
Pharmacy, Curacao, 549. 

Haitian. 281. 

India, 440. 

Jerusalem. 58. 

New Zealand. 523. 

Old Time. 258. 

ripix>rtunities. 411 



217. 



Phe 



.11 II 



liloride, 318. 



Radii 



Phos'jlioroscencc, Salt, Induced 

Bromide. 20S. 
Pliosifhorus. Solubility, 35. 
Pictures. Transferring, .371. 
Pillem'a Assooiation Experience, 601. 

Pills, Chinese, Curious, 628. 
Piperazine, 319. 
Poison Bottles, 33. 

Registration, Connecticut, 197. 
Poli'li. Copper. 320. 

I'rench. 322. 

Furniture. Japanese, 75. 

Metal Liquid. 322. 

Shoe, Waterproof, 35. 
Pomade. Marrow, 113. 
Population, U. S., 310. 
Portraits, See Personals. 
Potassium. Color Test. 499. 
Poultn- Spice, 114. 
Powder. Cooling and Teething, 630. 

Papers, Dimensions, 33. 

Pcrie. 321. 
Pob chloral. 345. 
Practical Experience, 445. 
Practitioner. Unlicensed Invasion, 598. 
Prescription Department Necessities, 677. 
PRESCRIPTION DIFFICULTIES. 

Calomel and Peroxide of Hydrogen, 242. 

Cocaine Hydrochiorate in a Prescription, 
372. 

Methylene Blue and Essential Oils in Cap- 
sules. 33. 

Oil of Pennyro.val and Sulphuric Acid, 371. 



ripli. 



of Iron and Listcrine, 290. 
!. Incompatibilities, 9. 

Initials or Nome, 290. 



File. How In 
Ownership, 007. 
Prescriptions. Keeping, 678. 

,ce Schedule. New York. 580, 660 
CCS. Mention Them. 107. 
Printing. Drug Store, 678. 
Profits. System. 448. 
Proprietary .M.-didnes Pn-scribed, 
054. 



Proprietary Preparation, The, 60. 

Prejiaratlons vs. National Formulary, 85. 

Trade -Vames, 267, 
Protargol, 319. 
Pure Food and Drug Laws, Proposed, 528. 

Drug Regulations, 477. 
Putty, Railway Carriages, 424. 
Pyoluene, 549. 
Pyramlckm, Reaction, 217. 
Pyridine Tannate, 208. 



Qualily versus Price. .602. 

QUESTION BOX. ft, 35, 62. 87. 113, 140, 192, 
218, 269, 290, 320, 345, 371. 394, 424, 
473, 499, 520, 551, 577, 603, 629, 655. 
Quinine. Administration, 35. 
Fluorescence, 139. 
Masking Taste, 00. 
Quinlum, 393, 



Radiant Energy, Source, 450. 

Radium, ,\dministration to Consumptives, 

Emanations, 345. 

Rarest Element, 080. 
RataOa. 88. 
Real Knowledge. 339. 
Registration, Llcentrates. Ohio, 451. 
Renovator, Cleausing, 36. 
Rbodinol, 10. 
Rhubarb. (Jlucoside, New, 472. 

Powdered, Curcuma Test, 524. 
Rice Memorial Exercises. 455. 

Monument. Dedication, 15, 66. 
Roach Powder, 322. 
"Roach Salt" as Trade Mark, 553. 
Rodagena, 112. 
Rubber. Artibcial. 300. 
Rust. Removing from Instruments, 75. 

Wash Goods, 322. 



Saccharin. Test, .393. 

Salary and Choice of Location. 551. 

.Sale of Retail Businesses in Massachusette, 303. 

Salocreol. 629. 

Salophene. 217. 319. 

Salts, Grouping, Prescription Counter, 678. 

Salve. Carbolic. 244. 

Corn. 394. 

Witch Hazel. 394. 
Sand. Colored, 192. 
Sandalwood. Extinction, 8. 
Santtieos<'. 35. 
Sapan Wood, 077. 
S.-irsanarilla, 370. 
Sayings. 185. 
Sea Foam. 209. 

Salt. 114. 
Sentence Sermons, 052, 078. . 

Serum. Antidiptheric. Deterioration, 217. 

.\ntitubercu)ous. 344. 
Shampoo. Dry, 269. 

SHOP TALK. 4. 31. 55, 83. 109, 135, 161, 187. 
211, 239, 264. 287, 314, 340, 367, 391, 418, 
444, 468. 495. 521, 547, 573, 599, 625, 
651, 675. 
Show Case. Utilizing, 471. 

Globe Colors for Winter, 552. 
Silver, Colloidal. U2. 
Sirus, Meat Substitute, 112. 
Skin Bleach. 366. 

Food. 452. 
Soap. Castile. Manufacture, 603. 

Soft, 206. 

Solution. Viscosity, 499. 
.Socialism the Remedy, 677. 
Soda Fountains. New York, 64. 
Solder. Glass, 88. 
Solution. Antiseptic. 372. 
Alkaline^ .372. 

Cresols. 192. 499. 

Iron Albuminate. 35. 

and Manganese Peptonate, 260. 

Pepsin and Euonymus. 366. 
Solurlons. Gelatine. Sterilization, 450. 

Rapid Preparation. 473. 

Saturated. 52B. 
Spanish-American Trade, 160. 
Spavin. Treatment. 113, 
Species. Diuretic. 321. 

Laxative. 321. 

Medicinal, 452. 
Spices. Mixed. 4.38. 
Sponges, Bleaching, 451. 
Statues. C<.mixislli..n for Moulding. 322. 
Sterling's Surav. 218. 
Substitnllon. Cry. 167. 

Delined. .325. 
Sugar. Raspberry. 114, 
Sundaes. Soda. 62. 
Sunday Question. 678. 
i SupiMisltories, Xaphtalln, 32. 



INDEX 



Tli. r-,; 

Tli.Tm. 
Think 
Tt,U^,l 



li. ■ M.-liTl 
mir-tft*. Antli 
to a I'urpofw. 



as«. 



1 Id III Bclatloo to Phir- 

1. nns. 
wpiic. :u. 

313. 
tloo to ConaamptlTn, 268. 



w 



Tin. 

Toon, iini.i..-. 

IVwdw. 75. 

Boa p. 30. 

Waali. ;S. 
Tndp Mark. Not OnllnaiT Worda. 883. 



11.1. 
Trvatnii'iii 

I.lal.l. 
Tut><>r<-iiliMi|i 



Id K 



Jul. 



:m<Tcriicx Ckara, Dnmlata not 
S<Tuiii Trralmrnt. 345. 



rDiupnlutn Arfj-ptlaruni, 620. 

Martlalum, 3T2. 
rranlum Mtratr, KtvKent. .'im. 
I'rea Cbmpounda aa IlrpnoiK-i, 
Vroljiln. 029. 



Vacc-lno. Calf I.vmph. 112. 
Varnlnh. Olliilnld, 322. 

rollu<|lou, .177. 

riellblf. Clolh. OOI. 

Ilaniean. 02. 

i.«ithpr. rme. 

Paper. 75. 260. 
Patent Leather, 505. 
Transfer. 371. 
Veratrum Virlde. .\nlitoilc Propertle*. 029. 



What •> 
WhI.kei 
'Vlllom 
Window 



I Ir.c, 552. 

"II ..r Lartlc Add, nx. 
IMntlllatloa. see. 



woiT.-ij I j..rk-, Arsument. 07(L 
WiH-m <jtkr». I'lnx^laip. KM. 
Wuk. Meat Suhatltutr. 112. 



Yea«t Pre|>aral|nn>. Therapr. «80. 
Mellon- l>v..r Ki.ldrmlra. 3M. 

Ilenie<lv. Itm. 
Yohlinblii. r„l„r Itenrtlon, 680. 



Zinc. French. .T2I. 

SillphocfttlM4ale. 1 
Zingiber. Mloga. air7. 



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THE NEW YOHK BRAND OF ANTITOXIN TO SISAPFEAS 
FEOM THE MARKET. 

The authorities of New York City have at last been 
brought to see the injustice, and perhaps also the false 
economy, of public competition with private industry. 
This enterprising town has for some time been manu- 
facturing and selling antitoxin in direct opposition to 
the interests and wishes of the drug trade. Health 
Commissioner Lederle now recommends that the sale 
of the serum to persons outside the city be 
discontinued. He explains that the remedy made by 
private manufacturers is now equal in quality to that 
prepared by the department. It has been generally 
supposed that the preparation of this remedy for 
diptheria was begun and continued by the city authori- 
ties in the interests of public health and charity, but 
it now appears that Greater New York has been in 
the business for profit. The commissioner reports 
that by stopping the sale to outside buyers the city's 
revenue will be decreased by about $12,000. The Am- 
erican metropolis has, therefore, been a direct com- 
petitor of the firms that have been perfecting process- 
es and appliances for producing this indispensable 
remedy. Have our statesmen noticed this fact? It 
has usually been taught that the functions of a govern- 
ment properly include directing and fostering the 
people's industries, not discouraging them by unfair 
competition. What would Thomas Jefferson have 
thought of this anomaly in our system of govern- 
ment? 

MrNICIPAL MANUTACTURE AND SOCIALISM. 

There are still a great many people who believe 
that it would be a good thing if all important indus- 
tries, such as railroads, telegraphs, coal mining, etc., 
were under the direct control and management of our 
government. This socialistic heresy will not down. 
The) practical thinkers of the country have pointed 
out again and again that public monopoly of any in- 
dustry under our system would inevitably lead to loss 
of efficiency and oflfer irresistablc* tempta- 
tion to "grafters" big and little. The stock 
arg'-'inent offered in answer to this objec- 
tion has always been: "Look at the L^nitcd States 
Postal Service! There is efficiency for you! And who 
dares mention corruption.'' Unfortunately corruption 
has not merely been hinted at, but actually discovered 



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Iiilv ?, 190.1. 



in our mnUl Jopartmcnt, so that the objection of the 
hard-hcailcJ husincss men, with all the dreadful possi- 
bilities which it suggests, remains unanswered. Muni- 
cipal ownership, government production of the neccs- 
^a^ie^ of life, and the public as the beneficent employ- 
er <>i labor is a beautiful dream of the socialists, and 
like .•>.. many dreams of the theorists, it is utterly im- 
praclicablc. Municipal manufacture of antitoxin has 
had a fair trial, and what has been the result? Leaving 
out of consideration the injury to private enterprise 
due to unfair competition, the lack of eflficicncy has 
been shameful, leadmg to the waste of public funds 
not to speak <.f the lo»s of life. The death of fourteen 
innocent children as the result of criminal negli- 
gence in the preparation of serum by the St. Loui.s 
health authorities is fresh in the memory of all. The 
municipal laboratory of Boston has lately been shown 
to be in a shamefully unsanitary condition. And now 
it has betn shown that the product of the New York 
laboratory, probably the best equipped and most care- 
fully managed municipal laboratory in the country, 
costs the city three times as much as the same ma- 
terial would cost purchased in the market. Commis- 
sioner Lcderic has taken a step in the right direction 
but he has not proceeded far enough. Boards of health 
have work and responsibility enough whon acting in 
a corrective capacity. I.et them protect the public 
from the dangers of ignorance and designing fraud, 
and leave industrial production to the people. Their 
proper function is to test, investigate and advise, not 
to produce staple articles of trade. 

WHAT DO TOt; KNOW ASOVT DRUG ABUSE! 

\Vc are indebted to Prof. E. G. Eberlc, chairman of 
the .\. Ph. A. committee which is investigating the 
drug habit, for a circular explaining the methods em- 
ployed in the inquiry. The first step in correcting any 
evil must always be an inquiry into the extent and 
the exact nature of the abuse to be corrected. That 
the drug evil exists, no one doubts, but there has be^-n 
much wild talking about the startling number of 
"fiends" and their utter demoralization, but well-au- 
thenticated facts and observations have been few. The 
Committee on the question of. the Acquirement of the 
Drug Habit last year presented to the A. Ph. A. some 
valuable figures and recommendations. The work (.i 
the committee has been continued this year, and tlir 
committee is seeking the co-operation of every one 
having personal knowledge of the subject. A number 
of letters and blanks for reports on the prevalence of 
drug habits have been sent out, but it is of course ut- 
terly impossible to reach in this way some of those 
wli.' could furni^h the most valuable data, and the 
committee therefore requests everyone having such 
information to send it to the chairman. The points of 
value to be coiisiilcn-.I m.iy be summarized as follows: 
The name of the ilrug used, the number of habitues, 
age, color, »ex, whether increasing or decreasing, and 
how many are thereby caused to call upon the public 
or htalc institutions for aid or support. These are all 
matlert of the greatest importance to the druggist. 
If the pharmacist wishes to preserve the g.irid name of 
hi» calling, he must blot out this evil which threatens 
to .:i»t upon the drug store an odium even more de- 
grailmg than that of the dram shop. If you have in- 
f'lrm.ilion to ofTer and have not received a blank write 



to the chairman, E. G. Eberle, Dallas, Texas. We 
have a few blanks on hand which we shall be pleased 
to furnish upon request to this office. 

THZ "OLD B0T8-- OF CHICAGO. 

The younger members of the trade should be able 
to draw a goodly amount of inspiration from the pro- 
ceedings of the Chicago N'etcran Druggists' Asso- 
ciation. Here is a gropp of prominent citizens who 
have grown gray in the practice of pharmacy, who 
enjoy life as only those who have passed the period of 
stress and uncertainty and are conscious ol an honor- 
abe record can enjoy themselves. They take their 
enjoyment as pharmacists and are proud of their call- 
ing. They do not retire and strive to forget the toil 
and occupation of earlier days, as so many are tempted 
to do. As veteran druggists they now find keen pleas- 
ure in discussing old times, because during the period 
of struggle they also found room for enjoyment and 
pride in their work. It is their pride of calling that 
renders their meetings so intensely interesting now. 
In this there is a lesson for the rising generation. 
How few clerks take a real pride in their work, or 
possess any of that esprit which forms at the same 
time the self-respect and connecting bond of a body 
of men! The Chicago veterans remind us that phar- 
macy as a calling is decidedly worth while". It offers 
substantial rewards, both material and intellectual. 

A LORD, OWEN & CO. BtTRPRISE. 

The sale at auction of the drug stock of Lord, 
Owen & Co., the great Chicago drug firm which re- 
cently failed, resulted in more than one surprise. The 
highest offer received for the stock in its entirety was 
$80,000. This offer was refused by Judge Kohlsaat 
on the advice of the auctioneer who guaranteed at 
least $85,000 as the proceeds of a sale in detail. The 
events justified the decision, for $125,000 have been de- 
livered to the receiver as the result of the sale just 
completed. The judgnieiit of the auctioneer, therefore, 
proved more accurate than that of the entire drug 
trade. The firm will probably be able to return 50 
cdnts per dollar of indebtedness, which is also a sur- 
prise for few believed that the assets could yield more 
than ten cents per dollar. 

TRAPS FOR LOOSE PENNIES. 

Every body admits the wisdom of the advice con- 
tained in the old adage. "Look after the pennies and 
the dollars will take care of themselves"; but as a 
matter of fact few of us treat the subject at all serious- 
ly. Peoi)lc do not value small coins in proportion to 
the larger sum which they h«lp to make up. Even 
exceedingly close and inseparable friends of the dol- 
lar think no more of n handful of pennies than so 
much chaff. The reason is not far to seeJc. Pennies 
are absolutely useless in making any considerable 
purchase; no one thinks of handing out a collection of 
coppers in exchange for a cigar or even for a "shine" 
at the hands of the most humble foreign polisher. Un- 
written law seems to demand that no one with any 
claim to respectability shall ever appear to possess 
any coin smaller than a nickel — the paper snatched in 
passing is only the exception that proves the rule. 
Hence the contempt of the humble penny, and the 
wonderful success of the various traps prepared to 
raiitiire it. The vending machine does not sneer 



July 5, 1903.] 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



or run its eye over your clothes when you proffer the 
familiar disk of mdtal. It is always ready, always 
courteous, and never obtrusive. It makes sales 
without a serious thought on the part of the purchaser. 
It is merely suggestive at the right place and in 
the opportune time as to what shall become of the 
loose pennies which no one values. The public is care- 
less of the few, the machine careful of the many. 

■SIGNS OF PEOSPEEITY. 

To ofifset the discouraging talcs about cutting, ad- 
ulteration and small profits, we have an abundance of 
evidence to show that there is still some prosperity in 
the drug business. The state meetings were unusually 
well attended this year and in matters of entertain- 
ment, expense seemed to be only a minor considera- 
tion. When a goodly proportion of the pharmacists 
can afford to journey some distance, and accompanied 
by wives and fine feathers, scatter money in expensive 
hotels for several days, the calling is not in such desper- 
ate straits as many would have us believe. Pharmacy 
is still worth while, and many of its followers con- 
tinue to lay by something in the bank and have time 
to spare for the quest of fun. Whether these drug- 
gists owe their happiness to themselves, the calling or 
the N. A. R. D. we are not prepared to say. Perhaps 
all three factors contribute their share and each should 
have credit. Is the whine about evil conditions, in 
pharmacy, after all, only the plaint of the unsuccessful? 
We don't know. Certainly things are not in a hope- 
less way, when the streets about a druggists' meeting 
are crowded with automobiles, as was the case in Con- 
necticut last week. Motor cars are becoming com- 
mon enough, but they are still signs of conspicuous 
prosperity. Druggists have quite as much right as 
anyone to own automobiles and we are pleased to see 
them so provided, but the right to own presupposes the 
ability to buy, and machines resplendent with enamel 
and brass are not obtained on starvation profits. Per- 
haps the poverty howl has befcn too loud and has told 
only one side of the story. 



PRICE-CtTTTING IK A NEW DISGUISE. 

Trading stamps are an abomination, a work of the 
evil one, a nuisance and a peculiarly detestable form 
of price-cutting, as everyone should know. No doubt 
in time they will be so recognized and relegated to 
the limbo of punctured frauds. In the mean time the 
little green, blue or vellow square of paper is playing 
hob with many carefully laid plans and schedules. Let 
us hope that it is only a passing fad. and that its de- 
parture will mark the end of the present amazing pop- 
ularity of patent trade-getting schemes. The despised 
little stamp is only one of many such devices now be- 
ing thrust upon a unwilling trade. A Boston cutter — 
the race does not seem to be quite extinct — has 
adopted a new variety which seems to possess no lit- 
tle originality. He has secured a supply of 10,000 car- 
nation pinks which are to be given away to customers. 
The plan promises to be very effective, for as all the 
world knows, the value of a posey does not depend 
upon its price. Price-cutting, like Satan, is capable of 
assuming various forms, many attractive and appar- 
ently innocent, but always destructive of peace and 
harmony. 




GEOUGE S. CAMPBELL, Milburn. N. J. 
President New Jersey Ph. A. 



A LIGHTHOUSE ON A HILL, OS A DARK LANTERN? 

"For instance!" said we. "Here is a health food 
advertisement in a sporting magazine. Can that bring 
in enough orders to pay for the space?" "You do 
not seem to know much about the game," said the 
Intrepid Advertiser. "Did you think that people who 
wish to attract attention to their goods, could make 
their appeals only to those they think likely to buy? 
You are thinking of the salaried salesman and the 
personal letter. Publicity is something that must be 
scattered widely like the rain and the sunshine. A 
great deal of rain falls into the sea, and much sun- 
shine is wasted in the desert. If nature were to dole 
out its nourishment in the few spots where in our 
judgments it might do some good, there would be 
very scanty vegetation on this planet. A general 
advertiser does not aim his remarks at an object in 
plain view. He knows very well that the game he 
wishes to reach is scattered and often hidden in un- 
heard-of places. He, therefore, uses scattering am- 
munition so as to cover the entire field." "You mean," 
said we, "that the health food man does not expect to 
reach many buyers directly through that sporting 
journal. He is only scattering his shot broadcast." 

"Precisely! In the same way, do I advertise in 
journals which go only to the retailer, although the 
real demand for my goods comes from the consume'r. 
I don't know that any of these journals bring me any 
orders directly, but they are in the field and they add 
to the general illumination." "Oh! publicity is a sort 
of general illumination, is it?" "Yes, and the firm that 
is so saving of oil, that it uses only dark-lanterns 
aimed at the promising spots only, is not going to 
have much of a celebration. A lighthouse on a hill, 
that spreads its light generously over the whole land- 
scape, is the thing." 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



[July 2, 1902 




ox MOSS BACKS." ZLABT AHD WEST. 

•Well, tlic St.nii- a^MiL-iatmn meetings were well at- 
tciiiliil tins year," remarkdl the druggist. 

■They were that," said the C. P. "Big attendance 
everywhere — plenty of enthusiasm — remarkable lot of 
excellent papers!" 

".Ml right! Go ahead." 

"Go ahead— what?" 

"I mean, draw the moral. You always have lots of 
them on tap." 

"I haven't discovered any moral. Everything 
seems to be highly satisf»ct<>ry." 

"Well, then! What does it signify?" 

"Prosperity for one thing, I suppose. Many drug- 
gists having fun at these places, means that many drug- 
gists have the price. Another thing, it shows a more 
lively interest in pharmaceutical aflfairs." 

".■\nd that means that pharmacy is looking up?" 

"Certainly! .Xs Prof. .'Xnderson says, the salvation 
of the pharmacist lies in organization. Organized cap- 
ital has robbed him of his birth-right, and it is by 
organized brains and industry that he must get it back. 
The first thing the druggist has got to do is to get his 
eyes open to see what's "oing on. Then if he reads the 
journals and takes notice, he will find out what he 
wants, and presently proceed to go after it." 
"In which stage is he now?" 

"He has only just begun to take notice." 

"I say, that's a little hard on him, you know." 

"Is it? What proportion of the druggists belong 
to the associations, and what proportion of those at- 
tend the meetings? 

".According to that, organization is the measure of 
progress in pharmacv. In that case your friends in 
the West are away ahead of us here in the older states. 
.\t the Minnesota meeting there were 600 in attend- 
ance, while the great Empire State mustered less than 
half that number." 

"Only about half of those were active members." 
observed the sage," but perhaps the proposition holds 
giju<! " 

".And did you notice the diflferent attitudes towards 
the educational standard?" 

"Ves. I did. The New York men went prepared to 
fight to a finish about the question, while President 
Eckstein came out strongly for a standard at least 
a,,t.r. . 1,.., . ,1,-,, f,f ,j,p doctors. There was no talk 
i'l ' "Ut giving country store-keepers more 

r 'rugs." 

■ -1 "• 11. ilieir law is n<j more strict than the New 
Y..rl: law." 
_ "That may be true: it takes time to do these things. 

• ''■ ■' ■ rvading the meeting that I am talking 

•■'!■ I- your moral if you want it." 

'hnt our people in the East are a lil- 

fhat if you like. Look at the 



Wh.it 



rvrrlasting lot 

ling and 

t, to do 

' ilie joli- 

^M"ir-. ,ind crawl 

string after them" 

ili.il. you know. 

'it her off tin- 

II West ther.' 

1 cultivate a 

riK.ni for broad- 

1 'i' in.in who is 

111 and 

right" 

•I.-." 

.le of the 



humJruiu Lljuii irjck uu!;'^ut it. Did vou ever hear 
of any reform t)r any important p<dicv being carried 
through without enthusiasm? Here in the East you 
expect a few fellows to furnish all of that, and then 
you hang back and act suspicious." 

"It's mighty hard to have faith in people when 
you arc being done on all sides. There are so many 
schemes for gouging the stuff out of you, and so few 
are honest. The fellow with a personal ax to grind 
can put up a mighty fine front as well as the philan- 
thropist. The poor chap who isn't sure that he can 
always tell the two apart has learned to be a bit 
cautious." 

"When in doubt, hang on to your two dollars, eh?" 

"Isn't that the safest way for a fellow who is not 
over bright?" 

"Perhaps, if he has all he wants. But if he needs 
more than he has got, and sees that little slipping 
away from him, he'll do better to try a good many 
things that he can't be quite sure about. The drug- 
gist must risk sorj»ething in buying goods: why not 
risk a little' on association movements to get better 
laws and better trade conditions?" 

"Is that where the western pharmacist is ahead 
of us?" ' 

"It seems so, doesn't it? Look at the figures!" 
' "Perhaps he's only easy." 

"There you go again! .\lwavs afraid that somebody 
else will get a bigger piece of the pie than yourself!" 

"It isn't that." 

"What, then?" 

"One hates to be taken in like a fool." 

"Yes. and by keeping your guard up all the time, 
you give notice that there is ctmsidcrable danger of 
your being taken in, 'like a fool.' Everybody is bound 
to make a fool of himself pretty often, and the man 
who sails in and takes his chances probably cftener 
than the cautious, suspicious cuss, but the biggest fool 
of all. and all the time", is the chump who sits tight 
and docs nothing at all because he is afraid he might 
peradventurc be taken in." 

"What chump is that?" 

"I mean the ancient mossback who never supports 
any movement for improving anything, never ex- 
presses a healthy opinion on any subject, and never 
parts with a cent unless he can see at least 4 per cent, 
in plain sight." 

"Oh. he is plentiful enough. There arc lots of him 
everywbiro. You can't throw a stone without hitting 
him. But he is not confined to one part of the country. 
Minnesota is also his habitat." 

"No doubt! But your own figures show that he 
is far more numerous in New York. However. I am 
glad to sec that he is coming out of his trance. That 
birth-right of his " 

"What do you mean by birth-right?" 

"Why. the old-time ninnopoly <>i preparing and sup- 
plying remedies for the sick." 

"Shucks! He will never gel that back, and he 
doesn't want it. Do you think he can or cares to 
compete with the manufacturer in making pills and 
extracts? It's much less bother to buy them ready- 
made." 

"Well, there is profit in making one's own prepara- 
tions, and many progressive druggists know it. Per- 
haps the chap we have bmen talking about doesn't 
want to niake that much of an efTort." 

"No, he wants to hand over patents at full prices, 
and he expects somebody else to look out for tile full 
prices." 

".\t any rate, he is grarltially disappearing.^ He is 
dying out. You must ailmit that in his favor " 

"Yes, and that is the real progress in pharmacy 
that you are feeling so happy about." 



July 2. ]9(»:i. 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



THE AVEHAGE DRUGGISTS EDUCATIONAL IDEA. 

"Well, how is soap"""' "S — sli. not a word, my boy!" 
replied Average Druggist, with a wink, as he passed 
out a handful of lo-cent straights, "I'm afraid I've 
overdone the thing — I've sold so much soap this last 
three days that my neighborhood won't need any more 
for a year or two." "Oh, I guess I'll sell some more," 
he said, cutting off some consoling remarks, "the only 
point that is worrying me is the lot of money I have 
lost in not doing long ago and every day, plain-as- 
daylight way of advertising myself and my goods as 
this — Why, the thought is awful! The scheme worked 
all right! Surprising how people can be interested 
in soap. One old lady bought two dozen cakes to take 
to her son who lives in the country somewhere, where 
she goes every Summer. I can't begin to tell you how 
many people have thanked me for telling them what 
good soap should be and what cheap soap is and is not. 
I believe I can detect a new' shade of deference in my 
customers, as if they recognized that they were getting 
their soap from an expert. Oh, you needn't grin. 

"I may be a bit enthusiastic, but all the same, I am 
satisfied that I am on the right track. From now on 
I'm going to quit worrying about cut-prices, patent 
medicines and such like and put in my time studying 
up how to tell people that I've got the best stuff they 
can buy for their money. It's the whole science of 
pharmacy made into a dollar-making proposition, all 
the old things I learned at college — and promptly for- 
got — about where things come from, how they are 
made and what they are, will be worth mone(y to me 
if I can work this thing out right. .And there's no 
price-cutting or throat cutting competition, it's pro- 
fessional, strictly professional my boy, to know the 
whys and wherefores of your stock, and mighty good 
business to make people know you know it by simply 
letting them see for themselves, 

"I've elaborated on my idea, my scheme really in- 
volves educating customers up to knowing what is good 
and why it is good and why it is cheaper all around 
to pay a fair price for good quality and the harm that 
comes from 'cheap' drugs and such like. The fact that 
my first venture has been a success — I've sold more 
soap in a day than I ever sold in a week before — ■ 
doesn't fool me into the belief that I'm going to do a 
land-office business in everything I take up, no sirree. 
I am looking to the future for my real reward, I'll be 
satisfied if my extra sales during my early period 
pay for the work and advertising. I have studied the 
thing out and my conclusion is that with a drug store 
at every other corner and all down to rock-bottom 
prices there's no show lor a man making more than 
a living unless he gets a trade that will buy good 
stuff at good prices and plenty of it. I believe that 
there are lots of people who have the money to pay 
for first-clas articles and who would buy nothing else 
if they only knew what was first class and the danger 
and wastefulness of cheap trashy stuff', and I believe 
that I can get a good big share of this kind of trade 
by convincing them of the facts underlying my scheme. 
I know I can't lose money by it. I have time and 
material for working out my ambition — to be the 
druggist of this neighborhood. Maybe I'll do better 
than just local fame, but this is a big city — wish I 
had a store in a small town — that is the real place to 
work out my scheme properly. There wouldn't be 
any 'mail order nightmares' for me." 

"\\'hat about being called an expensive store? Say, 
that doesn't worry me a bit. My idea is to tell people 
all about my goods and convince them that I am a 
druggist who knows his business thoroughly, knows 
what is bt^st and gets the best for his trade because 
he knows how to do it and gives his customers the 
benefit and protection of his knowledge — then let 
prices take care of themselves. 

"Well, I suppose you think I've got connected with 
my gas generator, but, old man. I'm enthusiastic. 
Now here is what I ain going to do next week. My 
soap is doing so well I'll let it run until Saturday, and 
take up toothbrusht's as a logical sequence. Then 
after that, I'll get on to the topic of dental washes. 



powders, etc., in fact, I've a whole six month's cam- 
paign worked out. You see I will have to read up 
pretty thoroughly on my subjects so I can tell my 
public about them intelligently, and that means map- 
ping out definite plans ahead. Now here is what I 

am going to say about toothbrushes . Got to 

go, eh? Well, drop in next week." 



DON'T TAKE MUD; DON'T YAWN. 

The old druggist was coaching his son who was 
just going to the city to work in a big pharmacy: 

There are two things a fellow's got to do that are 
more important than any other. One is to take an in- 
terest in things and the other is to be independent. If 
a fellow does both he'll win. 

I say, hang a man who doesn't take an interest in 
things. He can't succeed. I know in five days wheth- 
er a boy stays more than seven or not. Just watch 
•how he looks and takes hold of things. He may be 
as clumsy as all get out. That don't roil me. The 
worth of any man excepting the automatic sort which 
are sometimes necessary is how he looks at tilings, 
not how his hands act. 

The boy who takes an interest in things never 
. yawns. He is not sleepy. He inspires. He likes to 
work. He never longs for the clock to go faster and, 
indeed, sometimes finds a day all too short. He's 
the chap who puts new w-rinkles into your business 
and more dollars into your tills. He makes you feel 
at home in your own store and when you're in your 
home you fee! secure, for you know there are other 
eyes and another brain than your's looking out for 
j'our business. Men who have employes like that have 
even been known to take a vacation. 

.\nd such a man is going to climb by his own ef- 
fort, the part of the employer being simply to recog-' 
nize his worth. 

Supposing I didn't recognize his worth? Suppose 
I was a crank and refused to promote or even appre- 
ciate him? 

Then he has just one thing to do — be independent— ^ 
get out — go somewhere else. 

I have no use for those fellows who continually 
cry out against hard taskmasters. It's their ow^n fault; 
either they tak(? so little interest in their work that 
their e^nployer is kept dinging away all of the time at 
theim or else he's a fool and they're soft hearts or 
nerveless — fellows with no independence. 

There is no such thing to a man who is alive, who 
holds his head up, who savs he will get along as not 
getting along. There is no such thing as keeping 
down a fairly healthy man who has it in him to keep 
up. Get discharged? .-Ml right — plenty of other jobs. 
Hurts your reputation.? Oh no, it doesn't; not if your 
part is dignified and honest. 

If he tells you how to do a thing — listen. Then do 
it. If you see him doing something, watch and learn 
how. If you must ask a question to clear your mind 
on some point in his operation, ask it. If your ques- 
tion was in good taste and he reprimands you or re- 
fuses to answer — quit right there. You can't afford 
to work for such a man: he'll kill both your independ- 
ence and your interest in things if you do. 

Don't take mud from anyone. Don't yawn. The 
Lord loves a man who opens his eyes and grits his 
teeth. 




•The (JliiriiiU!* FdimiIi.' 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



[July 2, 1903. 




WILHELM BODEMANN. 
The eiicravpd ilociiiiifnt lielil up to view witli siicli 
eriilent jiriile niiil Katisf;irti<>n, is tlie new oertifirate of 
ineiulMTnliii' ill til.' <'lii.-;iKo Veteran Druggists' Associa- 
tion. 



THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A PHARMACIST. 

A Portion of the Archives of the Chicago Veteran Drug- 
gists' Association Presented at the Annual 
Reunion, June 32, 1903, Being Some 
Personal Recollections of 
WlI.llKLM BODEMAXN. 

FDR the benefit of tlie C. V. D. A. in general 
and for historian Ebert in particular I submit 
the following coroner's inquest on my record, 
conducted by myself. 

A Promising Start. 
On June 6, 1846. the family midwife knocked at my 
father's study: "Mr. Pastor! It's a boy — and he 
yells like a trooper." .And the kid has kept on yelling 
so much that one of my bosses said to me once: "If 
you ever die. we shall have to kill that mouth of yours 
«epar;,-. '■. ..vir .TRain." Of course he was speaking 
par . am I, but as a matter of fact I was 

b<>; - )'). If any of you veterans ever tackle 

poi:... . -^ii. If you lose, saw wood; if you win 

lei I ill- rake olf go to the treasury of our beloved 
asiociatiun. 



J) . 



H^i 



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I muvt have inli 
not lifcn able ' 



bu 

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V of my birth is Schnackcnburg, 

is platt Dcutsch for talking. 

■;•■<• My father was the regular 

' ' • 7 inches high, of indom- 

suM down in the fields 

I>arisli. and sitting up till 

. |i:ifn|ililets and letters. 

nia for writing, and have 

* I', this .lav If I have 

' '1 havr, I itch all 

1 his will explain lr> 

..ml • irhaps secure 

ilier wan an extremely small woman. 

.nd thecr. up to her last day on earth 

'I year*. .\n old Chicago lady friend of 



mine visited Hamburg the very year my mother died 
Mother had heard of her arrival, could not wait til! 
she came to see her, so mother went in spite of her 
eighty years to Hamburg. My lady friend wrote mc 
and described her visit thus: "It was twilight when 
your mother entered the room, but her eyes sparkled 
so brightly and full of vitality that the room seemed to 
light up." Whenever I think of those sparkling eyes 
of my good mother, my own -"-ow dim. 

Krom my mother I inherited fondness for life and 
action: I must have my fun at somebody's Expense 
every day of my liie. I enjoy cheerful faces and action. 

The Foundations of a Vigorous Vocabulary. 
Wlien twelve years old my father was removed to 
a parish near Hamburg and I was sent to a pensionat 
or college in Holstein, near Altona. Half of the forty 
boarders were English boys and I laid low for the new 
arrivals. Whenever a fresh John Bull turned up I 
froze on to him. He had to have a mentor, and I 
wanted to pick up the English language and succeeded 
enough that later on when I was apprentice in a place 
where English was of use to the preceptor I received, 
contrary to custom, $50.00 for four years service in- 
stead of paying $50 for the privilege of apprenticeship. 
Schooling finished, the great question — and oh, what 
a question, how often bunglingly solved — what are 
you going to be in life? arose. My father asked me 
what career I had selected and I told him I would like 
to be something of a Schiller, Goethe or Shakespeare. 
It grieved my father greatly. He did not have the 
means to send me to the university. It was the old 
story, champagne taste and beer price. Detecting 
some musical talent in me, as he thought, he decreed 
that I should become a piano maker, and whether my 
heart were bleeding or not, I had to obey, and obey I 
did. For two years I was apprentice in a carpenter 
shop in the city of Hannover, drying the clothes of 
the master's family at the city bleach and blacking 
boots for the entire family every Sunday morning and 
at night carrying out bags of woodshavings. While 
in Hannover my cousin, now Dr. Barth, was appren- 
tice in Dr. Prolius's Raths .-Vpotheke and when it was 
his turn to answer night calls he had the privilege to 
go to his room at 8 P. M. He was the son of the 
.\potheker Barth in Brcmerhaven, and as Bremer- 
haven was a port where a good deal of English was 
necessary in business, he embraced the opportunity to 
perfect his school English on mc. and many an evening 
did I spend in that Raths .\potheke clerk's room 
translating Shakespeare with cousin Barth. 

Pharmacy Gains a Recruit 

These evening visits lirought about mv determina- 
tion to quit the carpenter shop. and. I ducked, ran 
away, and in the spring of 1863 I found myself installed 
as apprentice in Dr. Earth's Engcl .-Xpothcke at 
Brcmerhaven, at a salary of 50 thalers for lour years, 
board, room and washing thrown in. and for Christmas 
I received Hagcr's Konimcntar. a book I hold price- 
less in memory of my beloved preceptor, a man of un- 
usual intellect and a good practical business man. 

In his laboratory and under his guidance I made 
e.xtractum ferri poniati from hydratecj oxide of iron in 
as many hours as the old way of making it from rusty 
nails took weeks, and got a far superior product; and 
when finished my preceptor induced me to write the 
new method up for Hagcr's Ceniralhallc, and thus I 
broke loose for the first time in a pharmaceutical 
journal. Think what that good man has to account 
for. seducing me to journal writing. 

My fellow apprentice at Barlh's was E. Wiedel, now 
at Paulina and Chicago .\venue Wc took turns, one 
month one of us was at the prescription desk, the 
other ill the laboratory and ship medical chests. When 
I was dune with my work I used to stroll over to the 
harbor and drum up trade with the captains of vessels 
in port. In summer time our preceptor sent us out 
regularly botanizing, always considering our progress 
in education and anxious to combine it with outtloor 
ex<<rcise I'nr the balance of my years I shall always 
cherish that good man's memory. 



July 2, 1903.] 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



Other Scenes, Other Faces. 

When I was jo years old I had the choice of play- 
ing soldier for tlie King of Hannover for three years, 
then go back clerking for two years, then to the uni- 
versity, and then — what without money? So I heaved 
anchor for New York in 1867. Arrived in Milwaukee 
in March — through my uncle Helmholz got a job at 
O. Schorse's, of gauze and bandage fame — and in 
July I was out of debt. Meantime my uncle's daughter 
had married a Chicago gentleman and through her 
kindness I got a job with Moench & Reinhold October, 
1867, then at Clark and Indiana streets. Mr. Moench's 
name was Charles, and that was the reason they called 
him Htnry. When he w'orked for Louis Wahrlich he 
found a Charley at work there. Two Charleys in one 
store would not do, and so Henry was his name up to 
his last day. Lots of the first families of the North side 
called him Henry, never having known his family 
name. Rheinhold, who was a pharmacist, a good 
chemist and a physician, built up quite a mineral water 
trade, but the fire wiped out the firm's money, trade 
and ambitions. Both of the partners died poor. 
Other Travelers on the Highway. 

While at }.!. & R. I met a queer job lot of drug- 
gists and doctors. My predecessors in the store were 
.•\. Stammler and H. Bueckner. Our next neighbors 
were Schlosser, Broniold and Dietzsch, Blocki & Co., 
later H. Biroth. and at the latter firm I first met my 
friend Thomas Braun, who was boarding with me at 
t!»e famous hash factory of Schwennickes. Of the 
doctors patronizing M. & R. I remember Paoli, Hel- 
muth, Storck, Heinccke. Henrotin, Wagner, Blainey, 
J. A. Allen, E. Schmidt, Merkle, and others. At 
Schwennickes' boarding house I met the Baron von 
Glahn, whose brother I knew at Bremerhaven. This 
queer genius had a famous divorce suit attracting 
world-wide attention, and costing a small fortune. 
While the world called the unfortunate man a miser, 
and his enemies so stated in his obituary, I came out 
in the daily papers the ne.xt day WMth a card, denounc- 
ing his assailants publicly, announcing that he had 
given me $200 to start me in business, not exactly the 
act of a professional miser. I also met our friend J. 
Blocki while at M. & R.'s, but the circumstances are 
too delicate to go on record. 

The Launching of the Ship. 

While my friend, the Baron, was at his lawyer's 
ofifice one day in .^pril. 1869. the office boy asked him 
if he did not want to buy a drug store, Dr. Lane's, 
closed up by the law firm. Charley Reed and Harry 
Richardson. He at once hunted me up, brought W. 
Hasselbach along, and as the combined savings of the 
new firm were $200 short of the price, the Baron 
loaned the amount, no note, no interest, the only con- 
dition was to pay ofif as soon as earned, and in July. 
'69. Bodemann & Hasselbach were out of debt, running 
a store corner of Harrison and State. Here we were 
at the time of the big fire. Our store was the north- 
ern limit of the city after the fire. The fire stopped 
right there, everything north of us was swept ofif the 
earth. This terrible calamity that swept away so many 
lives and fortunes helped us wonderfully; we coined 
money. The U. S. Courts were right across the street 
from us. over Pottgiesser's saloon. Here I got ac- 
quainted with my noble friend Grassly. Tom Braun 
w-as on the corner of Harrison and Clark, Ernst 
George Miller on the corner of Polk. Soon after the 
fire Mr. Ebert and G. Buck called on me and sand- 
bagged me out of $25 for the Chicago College. In the 
summer of 1872, w-e established a branch on State near 
Thirty-fifth street. Hasselbach is now in Munich — 
when he found out he had the stuff for a great painte-r 
in him, I bought him out and sold the branch to 
Braun's clerk. Paul Muehlmann. 

In the spring of 187.^ I moved to the Orient Hotel 
(St. James) northeast corner of Van Buren street, and 
here my store was the last building to be swept away 
by the second big fire in July, 1874. Four weeks after 
this fire I opened up on the corner of Jackson and 
State where I remained until high rents drove me out. 



I started in with $120 rent and wound up with $575 for 
one-half the room. I had figured that the southward 
move of the Post Office was a sign of the times. The 
new post office was not rebuilt at Monroe but at Jack- 
son. My diagnosis proved to be correct. I was long 
on foresight but short on hind quarters. A five years' 
delay in the completion of the post office held back the 
development of that corner, and I sank all I had made 
in the big fire and saved in the second fire. By '78 I 
was at the end of my rope and took a clerk by the 
name of O. Zinn in as partner, and luckily for me he 
had domestic troubles — skipped the town in 1880 — his 
family sold his interest back to me, and I was out of 
the woods. 

Safely Anchored. 
Another event of utmost importance took place 
in 1878, July 7, almost 25 years ago. I married, and 
from that day on I was a different man. I cut out 
monkeying around, tended to business and made head- 
way. If my experience in matrimony were a universal 
criterion, batchelors would be a mighty scarce article. 
The discovery of my good wife is, in my opinion, the 
event of my life. We set up housekeeping on Harrison 
street, but the noise of Pottgiesser's Concert Saloon 
drove us out to Hyde Park, another lucky find, for 
through this I sized up the lay of the land in that 
section, and in 1886 established a branch at Fiftieth 
street and Lake avenue, and one at Forty-third street 
and Lake avenue. For this branching out I took in 
John Couran as a partner. In 1892 we split up, he re- 
maining down town. I took the Hyde Park stores. 
This finishes the chronological part, now a word about 
the inner man. 

A Wider Horizon. 

\]p to about 188,5 I liad paid no attention to other 
druggists, or college, or associations. In '83 Hallberg 
got me to join the Chicago College of Pharmacy. Here 
Ebert pickeJd me up and railroaded me into the chair- 
manship of the business committee, by his resigning 
that office. Here I met some men with whom in after 
life I formed lasting and warm friendships. Among 
others my friends Patterson, Sargent, Maynard, Dyche 
with whom I started the Illinois College of Pharmacy. 
We had made a contract with the faculty. Ebert 
wanted the professors fired. I would not stand for 
repudiation and stepped down and out as acting presi- 
dent, with the real president, Henry Fuller, out of the 
country for good. Ebert never forgave me this, and 
for years we did not speak as we met. until consolida- 
tion of the two schools loomed up. and the great peace 
maker, Biroth, took Ebert into my office one day and 
we made up. But consolidation did not come. Hall- 
berg and others "busted it higher than a kite" and as 
a result Hallberg and I did not speak as we met for 
years. Time and age has softened down the pugilistic 
qualities of both parties to the fray and all is serene 
again. What a grand thing it is for people to find out 

before it is too late what d d fools they can make 

of themselves if they only try hard enough. 

It was ehrly in the 80s that Engelhard and I con- 
cluded to wage war against the city liquor license of 
$25. I issued a call for a mass meeting and forged 
Jamieson's name as a good drawing card to it. This 
I believe brought Jamieson and me closer together and 
if this forgery had brought me a five years' residence 
in Joliet I would call it a God-send. 'This started the 
C. R. D. A. Jamieson acted as my trainer and landed 
me as chairman of the executive committee of the I. 
P. A. wdiile Patterson was president, and Jamieson, 
secretary. Once having had my appetite w-hetted — 
smelled hlood as it were — I pitched in good and prop- 
er, and joined everything that came along the pike, 
the Telephone Subscription Company, the Interstate 
Druggists' Association, with a one plank platform, 
the Retail Druggists' Association and the i\potheca- 
ries' Association. 

Battles, Defeats, Victories. 

Mv inquest would not be complete if I omitted to 
state that I took an almost morbid delight in journal- 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



[July 2. 1903. 



MiK- w.ir:.irc I i. ''. iii <luty bound to stick my pen into 
tiir !■ •• - ' •!. : - oi the (lay, and one by one r<- 
<;r i he C'>ndition of the api>riM ■ 

],,, the patent law n«)n>lr. ■ 

ti;. ; what not. If I niissc<l a ui: • 

ii ■ tile one for a cent." While our 

eti "f reducing the telephone rates 

^4 1 - a lirllliant failure we cut short 

tl,. 'I the men that had caused our 

■\\ . ..iilly knocked out I did not Rivi 

up ,..,.. .-;,. 1 proposed to the C. R. D. A. to 

ask the telephone company to arrange for automatic 
lelephfines. 1 was determined to freeze out the free 
lunch dead beat system. an<l I am delighted to say I 
succeeded. 

Enter, the N. A. R. D. 

In 1898 T. V. Wooten issued a call for a national 
meeting r.f delegates from all associations throughout 
the country. He called the apothecaries" society to- 
gether at a dinner in the basement of the Masonic 
Temple during the summer of V)8 to report results. Mr. 
Wooten was so disgusted and so disheartened at the 
lack .if support in Chicago that he announced to that 
dinner party his determination to give up the delegate 
convention as a bad job. He threw up the sponge. I 
hardly realized the bearing of his announcement until 
Engelhard and Tillotson got me into a corner. Said 

Englehard: "By the eternal, you must make a h 1 

of a bluff, or Wooten will give up the ship." I ordered 

an extra beer and made a "h 1 of a bluff." I asked 

Wooten how many delegates from Chicago he would 
consider for him to change his gloomy determination. 
He named the number and I thundered my clenched 
fist on the table, knocked over a couple of water tum- 
bler* — had no use for the stuff — and pledged him 
double that number. I delivered the goods and thus 
saved Chicago's hcmor. for to Chicago belongs the 
lionor of having given birth to this most important of 
all associations that weVe ever concocted by the retail 
trade. Talk about your raising the standard — "to h — 1 
with your standard if you cannot raise a living." and 
if there is an agencv that makes it at all possible for 
the druggists of .\merica to make a living, an honest, 
decent one. gentlemen, that one agency is the N. A. R. 
D., saved from shipwreck before it was launched at 
that historic dinner in the Masonic Temple basement. 
I neeil not give you the birth certificate of another 
baby l>Mrn in 180K. the C. V. D. .\. Of this association 
Janiie^on is the father. Ebcrt the mother. 

The Closing of the Score. 

I fear my friends I have taxed your patience but 
you have ordered my record, and I obeyed your man- 
damus. The other day I counted up my assets and 
liabilities and I found I did not quite come up to 
Rr.i-k-i.M.-r't last tax statement, but thank Heaven I 
li.i ':. he has not. I have lots of friends, he 

h i-rs that harp on his generosity for 

tii ■ 'ii'-iiis. not the real stuff called friends. 

\\ of M-lf conceit I assert that I 

h.. -ince the 6lh of June, 1846, and 

*li .\heii you lay me down to sleeji 

I (liir I hope that all of yoti may 

b' '1 at rest) should that ilay come, 

ail on me. and feel that you miss 

mr. ; • : 1 rat; ri M ill peace and be assured that I did 
not live in vain. 



BBOMoaoraAL. 

\ ■nliTi;.' t.. N'i'iu i-.iiir rcmedes. broTno(|uinal i^ 
a ■ 'ii-, It is a yellowish cry^ 

1.1 Iting bdtwien I<J7 and H)S 

dt^ ■liiTiiully 111 water alco- 

hol aii>l elher. I *•• . .71; gram per ilay 

are »iiid to produci' I'.ri upi.ii fevers as 

d"-> • ■■! - LT.iiM .,1 ., i .■flilor^ite, and bro- 

m • lated by llic pal'ciit. The pref- 

er ^ it at the tame time some val- 




BAVDALWODD TH DAVOEH OF EXTIMCTIOV. 

Frederick S. Mason ( Pharin. Jour.) states that the 
sandalwood tree. Santalum album, is threatened with 
total extinction in southern India. The plant, which 
is a parasite drawing its supply of moisture and min- 
eral salts from other plants belonging to several dif- 
ferent orders, seems to be suffering from a mysterious 
disease called "spike." which attacks the underground 
portion of the tree changing its entire appearance and 
causes death often in the course of a few months. 
The malady is infectious and does not seem to be due 
to any parasite, vegetable or animal. .\s the suckers 
attacked are from 100 to 150 feet long the disease is 
very difficult to deal with. The author suggests that 
the trouble may be caused by toxins developed in 
plants which have been introduced to serve as hosts 
for the sandalwood and that the removal of these 
plants, which have spread over large territories, might 
save the existing plantations. The situation is very 
serious for the sandal has already become extinct in 
some countries, notably the Sandwich Islands and 
Fiji, and if it should become necessary to begin 
other plantations it would be necessary to set aside 
large reserve forest and to wait a half century, at 
least, before wood could be available as a source, of 
the essential oil. In the meantime sandalwood oil as 
a drug and for use in perfumery would probably have 
lost its usefulness. 



ALCOHOL IN CHLOBOFOBM DECOMPOSniOH. 

M. .\drian (N'ouvc.iux rcmedes.) reports the results 
of his study of the spontaneous decomposition of 
chloroform and the supposed power of alcohol to re- 
tard or prevent this decoinposition. The influence 
of the method of manufacture upon the resistance of 
the liquid was also taken into account. Thirty sam- 
ples of chloroform prepared by the well known meth- 
ods, some purified by special processes and some the 
ordinary commercial product, wore subjected to the 
action of light for a number of months after the addi- 
tion of varying quantitii's of ethyl alcohol. The re- 
sults arc important for they throw light upon the cu- 
rious beneficial action of even infinitesimal propor- 
tions of alcohol. They show that alcohol does not 
hinder the decomposition of chloroform, but merely 
changes its nature: it fixes the chlorine formed giving 
instead of hydrochloric acid and phosgene, chlorine 
derivatives which have no injurious effect upon the 
organism. One c. c. of alcohol per liter is in most 
cases sufficient to fix the chlorine formed in a year's 
exposure. If the proportion of alcohol present is in- 
sufficient to change all the chlorine disengaged inju- 
rious compoumls appear in the chloroform. Sulphur 
and oil of sweet almonds like alcohol also cause the 
formation of harmless compounds of the decomposi- 
tion products of chloroform. 

LEOITBIM. 

Owing to the difficulty of preparing substances of 
the lecithin group and their comiiaratively high price 
many commercial samples are more or less impure. 
Lecithin shouhl be soluble in its own weight of abso- 
lute alcohol or chloroform, a properly which may be 
utilized for the delcctinn of proteids. phosphates and 
glycerophosphates, these being insoluble in the two 
fluids mentioned. The most imiiorlant test. is. however, 
the determination of the relative proportions of phos- 
phorus and nitrogen. The former occurs to the extent 
of ,v8o to .t.<X) per ceht., according to the source of the 
lecithin, ami the latter about 1.7J per cent. Pure 
lecithin contains the two elements menlii>ncd in quan- 
tities proporlioneil to their atomic weights, i. e. as 
.11: 14. .Any departure from this proportion indicates 



July -2, 1903.] 



THE PHARMACEUTICAT. ERA. 



impurity. The phosphorus may be determined in the 
ash as pyrophosphate of magnesium and the nitrogen 
by Kjeldahl's method on the original substance.— 
Journ. de Pharm. et de Chim., through Pharm. Journ. 



FILMAKON. 

F. Kraft (Pharm. Zeit) has isolated the anthel- 
mintic constituent of the male fern rhizome. The new- 
body has been named filmaron. It is a bright, yellow- 
ish-brown powder, insoluble in water, slightly soluble in 
water, slightly soluble in cold methyl and ethyl alcohol 
and petroleum spirit, but very soluble in other general 
solvents. The rhizome contains about 5 per cent, of 
the substance. Wheft dissolved in acetone filmaron 
is slowly decomposed into filicic acid and felix-nigrin. 
It probably contains four butanones. one of which is 
identical with aspidinol, while the other three together 
are identical with filicic acid; two of these products 
are identical with albaspidin or flavaspidic acid. A 
pharmacological examination of these constituents 
showed that filmaron only contained any considerable 
anthelmintic action. In doses of .5 to .7 gram it was 
successful in thirty cases without exception. 



SURFACE STAINS ON NEGATIVES. 

H. W. Bennet (.Photography) divides the stains 
which appear on the surface of photographic negatives 
into two classes, those which appear immediately after 
developing, probably caused by dampness, and those 
which develop slowly after a time. Stains of the first 
class are frequently iridescent, and may often be re- 
moved with a very weak hypo and ferricyanide fixing 
bath. If very weak, the stains, unless exceptionally 
bad. will disappear in a few seconds, and in this time 
a weak solution will have no efTect upon the image. 
Stains that are only developed after a time are more 
difficult to remove, but unless very severe they may 
usually be removed by rubbing the dry negative with 
a soft rag thoroughly saturated with alcohol. 



THE PHYSICS OF FILTRATION. 

G. F. Horsby (Chem. News. Pharm. Journ.) finds 
that when the sides of the funnel are ribbed so that 
the glass offers no obstruction to the flow of liquid 
through the paper, the theoretical law- governing the 
velocity of flow of fluids in thin tubes holds good. In 
order to use a minimum amount of wash liquid, the 
quantity on the filter paper must be kept small, and 
the time required cannot be greatly varied by chang- 
ing the manner of adding the wash liquid provided 
that the upper edges of the filter are properly treated. 
To thoroughly wash a filter with the minimum of 
work and loss of time each addition of liquid should 
be as large as possible and the precipitate should be 
allowed to drain. 



INeOMPATIBII.ITY OF CERTAIN TINCTURES. 

Dr. Badel (Bull, d Pharm. du Sud. -Quest.) recom- 
mends the use of citric acid instead of hydrochloric 
acid in overcoming the incompatibility betw'een tinc- 
ture of hydrastis and tincture of hamamelis. A solu- 
tion of citric acid in equal parts of alcohol is sug- 
gested. The addition of this acid also gives a trans- 
parent product w-hen the tincture of viburnum is added 
to the tincture of hydrastis or hamamelis. Citric acid 
may also be used with advantage in combinations of 
tincture of rhubarb with cinchona, rhubarb with Co- 
lombo, gentian, nux vomica and cinchona, grindelia 
drosine and ipecac, aniseed, ipecac and boldo, etc. 



CLEANING OIL BOTTLES. 

The Journal de Pharmacie of Alsace-Lorraine states 
that bottles containing oil may usually be quickly 
and easily cleaned by the addition of from 5 to 20 
grams of quillaya bark. The bark in quantities varying 
according to the size of the vessel, is placed in the 
bottle and enough cold or lukewarm water added to 
permit of easy shaking. In most cases simply shak- 
ing and rinsing is all that is necesary. 




The object of this department I3 to furnish our aubscrlber« 
aod their clerks with reliable and tried tormulaa and to dlKuaa 
questloBS relating to practical pharmacy, prescription work, dis- 
pensing difficulties, etc. 

Requests for Information are not acknowledged by mall, and 
ANONTUOUS COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVE NO ATTENTION: 
neither do we answer queries In this department from non-aub- 
Bcrlbers. In this department frequent reference Is necessarllj 
made to Information published in previous Issues of the Era. 
Copies of these may be obtained at ten cents each, except a few 
Issues which are out of print, for which we charge twenty-flre 
cents each. 



Depilatory Paste. 
(S. R.) All depilatories or preparations for the 
rernoval of hair from the face are more or less in- 
jurious to the skin, and the more efficient a prepara- 
tion of this sort is, the more likely it is to prove in- 
jurious. Xo depilatory removes the hair permanently, 
and all such preparations afford merely temporary 
relief from superfluous hair. The only method of 
permanent removal is through the destruction of the 
hair bulb by means of the electric needle: an opera- 
tion which should be attempted only by a dermatolo- 
gist or physician skilled in the process. We present 
the following formulas from the Era Formulary. 

Powdered quicklime, 10 grams; sulphide of bari- 
um. 10 grams; starch. 10 grams. The powder is first 
moistened with little water and then applied. It acts 
in a few minutes. 

■ . . ^-^ 

Quick lime. 16 ounces; pearlash, 2 ounces; liver of 
sulphur. 2 ounces. Powder very finely and keep in a 
stoppered bottle. Directions; — When required for 
use, mix a small quantity with water to form a soft 
paste; apply ro the spot and in three minutes remove 
■with a paper knife. If the skin smarts much apply 
a little cold cream. 

(2) 

Sodium sulphide, 6 drams; powdered lime, 3 ounc- 
es; starch, 2 ounces; powdered orris. I ounce. Mix. 
The sulphide of bariuin should be fresh. It can be 
prepared by making barium sulphate and its own 
weight of charcoal into a paste with linseed oil. roll- 
ing the paste into the shape of a sausage and placing 
it on a bright fire to incinerate. When it has ceased 
to burn and is a white hot mass, remove from the fire, 
cool and powder. Anv of the "foregoing may be made 
into paste with soft soap or glycerin. Another way 
is to take fresh-burned quicklime, 30 parts, slake with 
about 15 parts of water, and, when cold, sift. Place 
the powder in a wide mouthed bottle and add water 
to make a paste. Pass sulphuretted hydrogen 
to the bottom of the paste for an hour or two, then 
add glucose, 70 parts, and oil of lemon, 3 parts. This 
paste does not keep well. 

Naval Pharmacists. 

(F. E. S.) Present naval regulations restrict the 
number of "pharmacists" (warrant officers) to twenty- 
five, the appointments for this grade being made from 
the hospital stewards now in the service. The pay is 
from $<)00 to $T.8oo per year. In addition to naval 
pharmacists the hospital corns of the navy consists 
of the following grades: Hospital steward, with the 
rank of chief petty officer, pay $60 per month, one 
ration (30 cents a day); hospital apprentice, first-class, 
rate of petty officer, third-class, pay $30 per month, 
one ration; hospital apprentice, rate of ordinary sea- 
man, pay $20 per month. On original enlistments the 



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[July 2. 1903. 




KIt.V.NK C. .STl TZLK.V, Klizabelh, N. J. 
^^^•^•rl■ta^.v, New Jersey Pli. A. 

ages of the applicants must be as follows: Hospital 
stewards 2i to 30 years; hospital apprentices, first 
class, 21 to 28 years; hospital apprentices. 18 to 25 
years. .Application for enlistment must be made to 
the Surgeon-General of the United States Navy and 
must be accompanied by suitable testimonials as to 
character, habits and experience of the applicant, 
citizenship, etc. ."Ml applicants after passing a phy- 
sical examination before a medical officer are re- 
quired to pass examinations as to their general educa- 
tional qualifications and professional knowledge. The 
regulations do pot require that the applicant shall be 
a graduate of a college of pharmacy or a registered 
pharmacist. For full information concerning the 
scope of these examinations and other hints concern- 
ing ertry into the hospital corps of the United States 
Service, see this journal .-Vugust 24, 1899. page 263. 



Fniit Preservative. 
(R. M. R.) "Please give me a formula for preserv- 
ing fruit in its natural state. I want a transparent 
solution to show fruit in." 

A compound for the preservation of fruits, veget- 
ables, etc., in the raw state, has the following com- 
poiilion: 

llorncir nciil 1 part 

Snlli-ylii- ncid 1 piirt 

S<Hliiini rnrlinnnte 1 purl 

White Hinriir 1(> |iiirl« 

\Vn ter HiJ pii rtN 

^fix and dissolve. Of this syrup add i part to 6 
parts ".! water to make the preserving liquid. A varia- 
tion I.; this, said to be a belter preservative, is as 
follows 

Siilli>ti. in i'l 1 pnrt 

So'iiiiiii . iiii...i.;it t pnrt 

.Viiini 1 part 

Siiitnr 1 pnrt 

I1i»»f>lve in ' to make a stock 

•olutioii A<l<l Minn to 8 parts of 

w.-!--- '■ •■'■!-. ■ ...,..,>!. 

be used for exhibition 

pi. . 



Wn- 



Dissolve the salicylic acid and saccharin in the gly- 
cerin with gentle heat; dissolve the sugar in the water, 
mix with the solution of acid and saccharin and stram. 

Take fresh sound clean fruit, pack tightly in jars 
and fill the jars to the top with the solution; keep the 
fruit in a cool place. 

Keeping Flics Off Horses and Cattle. 
(\V. H. R.) Infusions of bitter substances like 
quassia, gentian, smartweed, etc., have been used, it 
is claimed, with satisfactory results. They are applied 
by means of a sponge or brush. Preparations like the 
following have also been recommended: 

111 « 'ii rlidlie neid 1 ounce 

< til of pennyroyal 2 i.iiiiee« 

Spirits eanipliur :; iiiini.-eK 

Oil tar 4 oune<«K 

tllyeerin i; oiinoe* 

l.nrd oil 4 oiinees 

(2l Pine tnr 1 part 

Fish nil 1! partK 

The oil is used to keep the tar from sticking; if 
fish oil cannot be obtained, lard oil may be used. An 
addition of 2 ounces of crude carbolic acid to the gal- 
lon oi paste will improve it. Paint the mixture on 
when necessary. 

(3) Melt 50 parts of tallow or other cheaper fat 
with 25 parts of resin; add 50 parts of crude soda and 
25 parts borax, boil with water; add 75 parts carbolic 
acid and 30 parts calcium sulphide solution, and final- 
ly 80 parts extract of tobacco. 

Marshal's "Royal Shoo-Fly" is manufactured by 
the Marshall Medicine Co.. Kansas City, Mo. Briggs' 
Shoo-Fly paper is made by F. \V. Briggs & Co., 548 
Washington street, Buffalo, X. Y. 

Rhodinol. 

(S. & C. Curacao.) Rhodinol is listed in the Price 
List edition of the Era at $4 per oz. and it is claimed 
to "replace the natural oil of rose to advantage." 
Rhodinol or synthetic rose occurs in two forms — (I) 
a colorless liquid, for soaps, "extraits." and oils; fll) 
more concentrated and more refined than rhodinol I. 
This refers to one brand of the commercial article. 
Chemically, rhodinol is an alcohol (Ci.H»0) and t 
obtained from rose geranium and other oils. It is 
also called citroncUol and rcuniol. Commercial rhod- 
inol is said to be a mixture of about 3 parts o: ger- 
aniol and i part of true rhodinol. Commercial re- 
uniol is a similar mixture in diflferent proportions. 

Osier. 

(}\. G. \V.1 "Osier" is a popular name of a species 
of willow used chiefly for basKet making and other 
wicker-ware. The common osier is the Sali.x viminalis, 
a description of which vou will find in any work on 
botany. Metlicinal willow bark is obtained from Salix 
alba. S. fragilis, and S. purpurea, the first named being 
official. 

The red osier or swamp dogwood (Cornus sericea) 
is a shrub found in moist woods, on the banks of 
streams, in all of the states east of the Mississippi 
river, and is described in all of the dispensatories. 
The bark is employed to some extent in medicine, be- 
ing used as a substitute for Cornus llorida. 

Formulas for Proprietary Medicines. 
(L. .\. S. & F. C. J.l Formulas for proprietary 
remedies are trade secrets which their owners do not 
disclose and wc cannot therefore publish the formulas 
for tWe remedies you name. 

New York Excise Retulations. 
(\V. J. l\) .Vn oxplanalion of tha n(<w excise r^ 
quirmients now in force in this SlaK- was urintrd in 
the Era of May 28, 1003, page 556. 

Chewins Onm. 
(J. H. M.) We know of no treatise on the man- 
ufacture of chewing eum. Some formulas were pnh- 
li<hfd in the Era of December 18, last year, page 637. 



NEWS DEPARTMENT. 



^tate J^ssociatioii^ ]N/Eeet. 



SILVER JUBILEE. 



Ohio's Twenty-fifth Annual was Like "Finnegan's 

Wake," Says Professor J. H. Beal, and He Tells 
Us All About It, as Follows: 

Toledo, June 30. — The silver jubilee meeting of tlie 
■Ohio Ph. A., held at Toledo, June 23 to 20, like Fin- 
tiegau's wake. 

"Will ne'er be forgot, 

By them as was there and them as was not."' 

It was a strenuous meeting, every portion of the 
■three days being filled by some important item, but with 
■so much variety that the last was received with as much 
pleasure as the first. Speeches from witty orators, sage 
Jiddrcsses from Xestors of the craft upon jiroblems which 
beset the druggist in daily life, trolley rides through the 
beautiful cities of Toledo and Detroit, vaudeville show 
and band concerts, steamship rides across Lake Erie, 
Ijanquets and receptions, etc., until the last hour. So 
well had the Toledo druggists planned and so assiduous- 
ly did they work that the entire program went through 
without a skip, began on time an ended on time, except 
the banquet and ball which manifested a tendency to 
include the day after. 

Cincinnati Fellows' First Elevator Rides. 

Toledo, the coming metropolis of the uusalted seas, 
was unsparing in her hospitality, and the visitors wan- 
dered through her well kept streets and gazed upward 
in amazement at the tall buildings. The Cincinnati vis- 
itors were at first a little shy of the elevators, but after 
becoming accustomed to the sensation, were loud in their 
praise of the convenience. 

All in all flie writer, as an old attendant at state 
meetings, believes the Toledo meeting to have been the 
■best planned and the best managed of all the meetings 
in the twenty-five years of the association. 

The association was called to order at 3:45 p. m. 
Tuesday, in Zenobia Hall where the sessions were all held. 
President Garrett introduced Mayor Sam Jones, who 
■welcomed the guests on behalf of the city authorities, 
and Druggist J. M. JlcCann, who presented the welcome 
of the local association, W. R. Ogier of Columbus, re- 
sponding on behalf of the visitors. After the naming 
of some committees and the formal business the meet- 
ing adjourned for a trolley ride to the vineyards and 
cellars of the Lenk Wine Co., where they were enter- 
tained at luncheon, and escorted to the nearby Farm 
Theatre for a hand concert and vtiudeville entertainment, 
which concluded the day. 

On Wednesday the association was entertained fill 
■day by Parke, Davis & Co. The visitors met on board 
tlie new Greyhound, swift and beautiful ex- 
cursion steamer of the I-akes. Arriving at Detroit they 
•debarked at the P. D. & Co. wharf. After a trip through 
the big establishment thoy lunched on the grounds, and 
re-embarked for the return ridf- 

Session in Steamboat's Smoking Room. 

After niglitfall the serious mindeil members as- 
sembled in the smoking room and listened to President 
Garrett's address and several papers. The address was 
an able presentation of the problems surrounding the re- 
tail drug business and contained an eloquent appeal to 



the druggists of the State for the support of their old- 
est and ablest champion. The discussions were animated, 
and it was not until the lights of Toledo were seen shin- 
ing in the distance, that the meeting broke up. 

After so much play the association settled down to 
work with a vim early Thursday morning and devoted 
the entire day and until nearly 9 o'clock to business. 

An unusual number of interesting papers and reports 
were presented. The list of papers follow: 

•'"Timely Topics," Joseph Fell, Cleveland; "Is the 
Sale of Poisons on the Increase" and, "How do Com- 
mercial Flavoring Extracts Compare with U. S. P. Spir- 
its?" both by J. F. liutchbach; "Homo-Made Pharma- 
ceutical Apparatus," H. V. Amy; "The Teaching of 
Materia Medica." R. A. Hatcher; "Physiology in Phar- 
macy," G. H. Matson. 

The officers elected for the ensuing year ai-e: Presi- 
dent, L. C. Hopp, Cleveland; first vice-president, .7. L. 
McCann, Toledo; second vice-president, O. M. Hartor; 
general secretary, Theodore Wetterstroem. Cincinnati; 
treasurer, J. H. Von Stein, Upper Sandusky; executive 
committee — G. H. Matson, Columbia; Frank Amon, 
Portsmouth: Z. T. Baltsly, Massillon. 

Something Good to Eat, and Then a Dance. 

The banquet, which closed the day, was an elaborate 
affair. The toasts responded to were as follows: 

' "The Silver Jubilee," L. C. Hopp; "The Ladies," B. 
S. Young; "The Ohio State Ph. A.," H. V. Arny; "Get- 
ting Together." G. B. Kauffman; "Ohio," J. H. Beal; 
"The Medical profession," J. V. Lloyd. 

In addition to the toast* of the evening, Mr. Diet- 
rich, now of Missouri, one of the early presidents of the 
association, favored the company with an interesting 
reminiscent talk. 

The banquet was also made the occasion of present- 
ing to L. C. Hopp a solid silver table service, in appre- 
ciation of his faithful services of twenty-five years as 
general secretary. A ball followed, lasting how late no- 
liody knows except the participants, and they are reti- 
cent on the subject. 



GRANITE STATE. 



Ph. A. Meets at the Weirs.— They Spend Much Time 

Socially. — Good Attendance and the Weirs Will 

be Place of the Next Meeting. 

The Weirs, June 30. — Each year the last week in 
.Tune brings the annual convention of the New Hamp- 
shire Ph. A. As in the past, the meeting this year, the 
thirtieth annuf.l, was held at The Weirs, on Lake Wiu- 
nepesaukee. and the attendance was fair. Some of the 
druggists were accompanied by their wives. 

On the first day there were arrivals at all hours 
before the convention finally got under way with an 
afternoon meeting. Several matters of business came 
up for consideration, but none of special importance. The 
annual election. of officers resulted as follows: 

President William D. Grace, Portsmouth: vice-prcs- 
itlents, A. J. Weeks. Exeter; Lewis G. Gilman, Man- 
chester: treasurer, X. S. Whitman, Nashua: secretary, 
John H. Marshall, Manchester: auditor, A. G. Rice, 
Nashua: executive commiitoe. G. W. Nntter, Somers- 
worth: Edwin C. Beau. Belmont: John H. Marshall. 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



[July •?, i;>o;j. 



Tin- 



. \. Tiiiit: ■•f till' fir«t <!ny a furnuil Immnift 

■ I'Mit prcniding. Tin- ad<lr<-!«n>s were 

ii|i<iii trnilv iiiHTfut!.. After the 

MiJ tliiTf wim otluT fiilcrtainineut 

I he ilniKKiitH ou thri«e annual ucoiMJunii 

Hiii.li linn- til real i-njoymi-nt anil relax- 

:i< tlii-y ilo l<> ronvontiun inaltiTn. 

<if till' sit'ond ami luxt day were 

.|ivi'r«lon, Bteanier exi-ursions un the 

lan; luiiuy. It was voted to nii'i't again ut 

next year. 



RECORD BREAKER. 



NEBRASKA DRUGGISTS GATHER. 



Meeting Well Attended— Papers Scientific and Practical 

—Officers Elected— Prizes for Athletic Prowess. 

<;r^ii»l Uliiu.l, .\.1>.. June :;;•.— Tin- Slate pliarma- 
ri'iitical nssiK-iafion lii'ld its twenty-seeond annual meet- 
in); in this city. It was the hest attended of any like 
milting ever held in the State. The mayor welcomed 
the guifit.-i and was rcsiimidi'd to liy V. J. Fink of 
Iloldrege. I're.Hideiit Hopping lielivered his annual ad- 
dris*. Irright and to the point. 

The prize winning papers were: First — "Advcrtis- 
hig a Retail Drug Store," I!. D. McFndden, Lincoln. 
Second — "A I'lea for the Professional Side of Pliar- 
uiaey." J. L. Kendall, dean of the Omaha C. P. Third 
— "Phurniaey and the Future," J. D. Roberts. Hastings. 
Fourth — •■.Melhods of I'repariug Prescriptions Directed 
to he Di>piiisi'd ill Capsules," J. H. Schmidt, Omaha. 
Fifth — "Talk on Advertising," C. H. Merriam, Detroit, 
Mich. Sixth — ••(■iaieuical I'harmaey," J. E. Hoye. Cen- 
tntl City. Sevealh — "Our Association," P. Straus- 
imngh. Omaha. Kighth — "Co-operation in Pharmacy," 
H. H. llartman, Bellwood. Ninth — "Pharmacy of the 
Past, Present and Future," Conrad Tholen, Shelby. 

The following prize iiapers wore also read aud dis- 
cussed: "Loup Valley Druggists Association," J. E. 
Goodrich, Ord; "'The Busy Druggist," J. G. McBride, 
Stella: "To.\icology," C. A. Seiffert, Omaha; "Rauib- 
Uiigs," M. E. Shultz, Beatrice; "Antiseptics," Miss Lois 
Pope, member senior class, Omaha C. P.; "How to 
Bnilil up a Trade in a Country Drug Store," G. H. 
MiCJiiitock, St. Edwards; "Business Enthusiasm," iJ. 
F. llar]:iii,' South Auliurn; "Should the Ordinary Pliar- 
iiiari-i put on Sale His Own Patent and Proprietary 
.\I.-li- ill' •^," Ahr. Itabinowitz, Omaha; "Relations of 
Driifi:i«is and I'harniacists," Dr. L. I. Brogen, Ashtou. 
Dr. Wliilph-y. St. Louis, also delirtred an address upon 
the "riiitid States Pharmacopoeia." 

Til" rMJI.iwing officers were elected: C. E. Hnp- 
I '■ City, r'fesident; Oscar ISauiuan, Grand 

I iiy; Carl Speilman, treasurer; Coiinul 

: ~ . 1". <>. Frandsen, Auburn: E. L. Wilson, 

Si. l-.iiil. \\. Sihiipbach, Columbus and C. NV. Riot, 
Walbneh. vice-president H. 

.MeKur.i. .S'liiiphuch, Kuhu and Dort were chosen for 
ii-- ' iiimeiidotion for the short term, and George BiirtU 
iiiid U. L. llurfier fi.r the long term on the board of 
!■' - ■ ■■ 

I that hereafler no phaniin- 

'iibership on the State bnard 

i"ii to the (|ualiticatioiir- re- 

liavi' been a member of ihc 

' 'I ' and shall have at- 

" !lie siiiiie. 

■ .n..! the prize of a 

■: . Bnrth, .\. A. 

I ' ■'■!■ the greiilest 

He broiiglil in 

ill rsperM-J 

vere len- 

, ■ ii-cK Were 



Pennsylvania Elects 414 New Members at Her Meet- 
ing "Above the Clouds" — Bain, Fun, Progieu 
and Surprises. 

Eagles Jlere, June 30. — The twenty-sixth annual 
meeting of the Pennsylvania Ph. .V. was held at Eagles 
Mere, one of the most beautiful mountain resorts in 
the i-ountry. In spite of the bad weather the attendance 
was large. LadieB predominated. Great enthusiasm 
niarkivl the procei'ding". 

Four hiiiidrcil and fourteen members were enrolled 
this year and from the promise made it in safe to 
judge that this number will be at least eiiualled during 
the coming year. 

The continuous downpour of rain and the high alti- 
tude, ","J(.MJ feet above sea level, praciically above tlio 
clouds, made it impossible for the druggists to enjoy 
much out door recreation. This suited the more scien- 
titically inclined admirably, as the sessions were crowd- 
ed, many of the ladies taking a lively interest. 

The election of officers caused some surprise, one 
of the youngest members of the association in time of 
service, W, O. Frailey of Lancaster, being chosen 
president. L. L. Walton of Williamsport, who joined 
the association shortly before the meeting, was a popu- 
lar choice for lirst vice-president. The second vice- 
president is T. Prichard of McKecsport. J. L. Lember- 
per and Dr. J. A. Miller were elected treasurer and 
stiretary for the twenty-sixth consecutive terms. Chair- 
man executive loniniittee, C. T. tiriffilhs, Johnstown. 

A large number of interesting papers were read. 
M. X. Kline and J. H. Uedseker furnished the usual 
amount of fun with their witty repartee and [H-rsiUage. 
The commercial section was well represented and sjiaretl 
no efforts at being agreeable. The entertainment in 
charge of the "Three Busy Bees," Messrs. Busch, 
Byers and Bransome, was, as usual, thoroughly enjoyed' 
and appreciated, particularly by the ladies with whom 
these gentlemen are favorites. 

A delegation of the fair sex with Mr. Kline as 
spokesman waited upon the new president and made 
peremptory demands that the .same committee be ri- 
appoiiited, leaving him no choice but to acceile. The 
committee was therefore reappointed, D. E. Bransome 
being chairman and M. BuscU. secretary. 

The distribution of prizes for the various games 
and sports were awarded by Chairman Bransome. A 
pleasing feature was a concert for which the com- 
mittee were largely indebiod to F. Kilgns. One of the 
most aiimsiiig contests was guessing as to the length 
of time it would take a cake of ice to melt. .Mrs. P. 
.M. Ziegler of Reading, achieved this rather difficult 
task. 

The appoint nieiit of W. L. Cliffe to the State lior.rd 
was received with acclamation. 

(Jueries and (jueslioiis were in charge of F. Ruhl 
of .Manheim. The N. A. R. D. element was pnttent 
to a marked degree and a large number of vouiig mem- 
bers were in evidence. 

The lino taken up long ago tlmt the a««oclatlon 
iieeiled an infusion of new blood seems to have mutei-- 
ialized and iilti i-i'lher .1 new era of prosperity and au 
inereasing nienibership seem to be before the P. P. .\. 
Till' work of the leirislalive eomiiiiltee in charse of 
W. I.. Clitle was highly commended. 



Till' \irniont State Bohnl of Pliariiiiiiv wii: hold :i 

meeting for examiiiiitlnni at the Van Xess Iloii-e. July 
H, nt 1 P. M. .Vppllcations for examiiiaiimi niiist ho 
made to J. O, Hvllrone, nwretary. 



July 2, 1«03.] 



NEWS DEPARTMENT. 



13 



IN KENTUCKY. 



Twenty-sixth Annual State Meeting. — Many Interest- 
ing Papers Read and a General Good 
Time for All. 

Estoll Springs, Ky.. June 30. — The twentj-sixth an- 
nual meeting of the Kentucky Ph. A. was held at Es- 
tcll Springs, a beautiful summer resort in Estell county 
on the Kentucky river. The attendance was fair. The 
business sessions were held in the ball room of the hotel 
and were characterized b.v good feeling and interest. If 
the druggists of the State generally could be made to un- 
derstand how profitable and agreeable the annual meet- 
ings of their association are the attendance would un- 
doubtedly be increased. 

The meetings were presided over by President H. K. 
McAdams of Lexington, and secretary J. W. Gayle of 
Frankfort was present. Many interesting papers were 
read. The Miles plan and the X. A. R. D. were en- 
dorsed. 

Particular praise is due tlie entertainment committee, 
of which James E. Cooper of Lexington, was chairman, 
for the handsome manner in which they kept every one 
amused and comfortable. The committee on nomina- 
tions reported the following names which were unani- 
ously conciu-red in: President. C. W. Peters, Sharps- 
burg: first vice-president, R. C. Stockton, Richmond: sec- 
ond vice-president. Dr. C. A. Leathers, Lawrenceburg: 
third vice-president, George L. Penny, Stanford; secre- 
tary. J. W. Gayle, Frankfort: corresponding secretary, 
George W. Dye, Sardis; treasurer, Vernon Driskell, 
Ghent. The next meeting will he either at Glenn Springs 
or Mammoth Cave. 

A prize was awarded to G. S. Hazard of Cincinnati 
for his paper on "How Shall the Drummer Approach 
the Buyer'.'" For answer to query "How Shall the 
Buyer Meet the Salesman?" J. W. Gayle of Frankfort, 
won the prize. And the prize for the best paper on 
"The Old-Time Pharmacy" was awarded to T. B. Wood 
of Lexington. 

Other papers were: "How a Druggist's Wife Can 
Best Promote Her Husband's Interests." Miss Diehl and 
Mrs. B. M. Overton; "The National Significance of the 
Little Green Stamp Over a Bottle of Whiskey," G. W. 
Gayle and B. M. Overton. 

A handsome and the only display of sponges and 
■chamois was made by the Fuchs-Budde Co. of Cincin- 
nati, and won much attention. 

Addison Dimmitt, chairman of the new entertainment 
committee, has something novel in store for the next 
mei'ing. 



IOWA DRUGGISTS TO MEET AT COUNCIL BLUFFS. 
Council Bluffs, Iowa, June 25. — The committee on 
arrangements are making elaborate preparations for tne 
State pharmaceutical meeting here July 14, 15 and 10- 
Local druggists are doing all in their power to advertise 
the event. Headquarters will be at the Grand Hotel and 
the athletic events will take place at Lake Manawa. A 
one and one-third rate has been secured on all railroads. 
There will be fine list of events with suitable prizes. 
On the first day of the meeting there will he a session o'f 
the State pharmacy board to hold examination for regis- 
trati..n. 



MAINE UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT. 
Orouo, Me., June 25. — Commencement exercises 
passed off very plea.santly. The graduates of the school 
of pharmacy were as follows: Ph. C. — E. L. Cowan, 
West Hampden; H. D. Cowles, Athol, Mas.s.; A. L. 
Hoyt, Dover, and J. L. Rose, Green Lake; B. S. in 
pharmacy — S. J. Foster, Bingham, and S. G. Small, 
Lubec. 



PROGRAM OF A. PH. A. MEETING. 

The fifty-first annual meeting of tlm A. Ph. A. will 
convene at Mackinac Island, Mich., August 3 to 8, 1903. 
The daily program follows: 

Monday, August 3—9:30 a. m.. council meeting; 3:00 
p. m., first general session; 8:00 p. m., social gathering 
at Grand Hotel. 

Tuesday — 10:00 a. m., second general session; 3:00 
p. m. carriage drive around island; 8:00 p. m., Session of 
section on scientific papers. 

Thursday — 10:00 a. m., session of section on practical 
pharmacy and dispensing; 3:00 p. m., session of section 
on practical pharmacy and dispensing; 8:00 p.m., stereop- 
ticou lecture by Dr. II. M. Whelpley. 

Fridaj- — 10:00 a. m., session of section on pharma- 
ceutical education and legislation; 3:00 p. m., steamboat 
ride; 8:00 p. m., session of section on pharmaceutica! 
education and legislation. 

Saturda.v— 10:00 a. ni., last general session. 

The members of the transportation committee, the 
nearest one of whom should be written by those desir- 
ing information, are: Charles Caspari, jr., chairman, 
Baltimore; Caswell A. Mayo. New York; Chas. M. Ford, 
Denver; Chas. G. Merrell, Cincinnati; S. A. D. Sheppard, 
Boston; S. P. Watson, Atlanta; W. M. Searby, San 
Francisco: W. A. Frost, St. Paul; Max Samson, New 
Orleans; Dr. H. M. Whelpley, St. Louis. 

Local Secretary F. W. R. Perry of Detroit, who is 
also chairman of the committee on arrangements, in- 
forms us that the transportation associations have granted 
one-third fares for the round trip to Mackinac Island, 
provided the purchaser of tickets secures at starting 
point his credentials from the ticket agent, the same to 
be vised by the local secretary at Mackinac. All who 
take the water route to the Island should secure early 
reservation of berths, as during August the boats carry 
to their full capacit.v. 



VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY. 

Nashville. Jun.- 2.". — The tweiity-fi.urth annua: com- 
mencement exereises of the Department of Pharmacy. 
Vanderbilt University were held in the University chape'. 
Fourteen graduates received diplomas. They are Isaac 
Chanslor, Ky.; E. E. Clark. Tex.; M. H. Darby, Ala.; 
T. Harrison, Ala.; L. H. Holt. Tenn.; H. H. Hopkins, 
Tenn.; C. L. Jackson, Miss.; E. I. .Joseph, Miss.; L. M. 
King, Tenn.; R. D. Laupheimer. Tenn.; Jliss Daisy I. 
Nickel. Tenn.: U. L. Norton, Ala.; G. W. Rutherford, 
Tex., and T. N. Uffelman. Tenn. 

T. Harrison received the founders medal and J. F. 
Smith of Arkansas received the junior class Taylor med- 
al. The alumni exercises and banquet were held on the 
preceeding Monday night and on Tuesday night the 
graduating class was addressed by Gov. Aycock of North 
Carolina. 



The Tennessee Board of Pharmacy meets at Mont- 
eagle. July 14. R. L. Eves, secretary of the board an- 
nounces that all persons attending this meeting will be 
accorded the same railroad and hotel rates as those at- 
tending the annual meeting of the State Ph. A., which 
convenes at the same place on the following da.v, July 
15. The seoretai-y al.so states that he is ready to issue 
renewals of certificates for the coming year. 

"bahv 







Send for literature with your 
name to distribute. It costs you notbiug. 

26 Elm Street, Rochester, N. Y. 




14 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



(Jul? -.', J:'0». 



NEW YORK AND VICINITY. 



BROOKLYN BUYING CLUB. 

Now Being Organiied— Success Assured— Ptobably Will 

Have Schedule of Selling Prices Also— The Stoiy 
of Ibis Infant and of Other Adult Clubs. 

ItriKiklrii iilinriiiiiiisis iin- ■■r>:aiii/.iii); n ritail 1. living 
club. It will be i.iMT.md iiloiiB iilx.ut tlic sjiiuo lines 
HH ilic New York CunsoliiliitPil Drug Co. The toiita- 
tivo stiiK'-s nre post nnd. probably, by the end of this 
wifk pcrinaneut organization will be effected, all details 
norkiil out nnd a i-tinstitntion in force. 

John <;. Wisclicrlh of 1070 Bedford avenue, is the 
lending itpirit in the formation of the new company, 
and, at the preliminary meeting at the Lafayette Hotel, 
early in last month, when it was decided to form and 
ini-ori)onite, he was elected temporary chairman. C 
Dyna of 33« Qnincy street, is secretary pro tem. A 
membership committee, Mr. Wischerth chairman, and a 
committee to draw up a constitution and by-laws was 
apiiointeil. 

The jiurpose is, of course, to buy at lowest possible 
cash prices, which means buying from the manufactur- 
ers direct. A warehouse has been secured in Bedford 
avenue and one of the members will have charge, prob- 
ably Mr. Kyna. This is a letter sent out on June 25: 

That we may have a sufficient number of members 
to guarantee the success, and also to more fully acquaint 
you wilh the objects, we wish to call your attention to 
the following: 

The JMtenlion is to organize with a capital of $5,000; 
this to be increased if needed. 

Before we start we wish to have 50 meniliers or 
more who will each subscribe ?I00 worth of stock, to be 
paid (if ilesiredi in 30, tJO and 'JO days. 

Willi this moiii-y as a working capital we purpose 
to buy all such articles upon whi<h a saving for spot 
cash ran be had, and also to take advantage of such 
bargains -is from time to time may offer. 

This organization, it must be umlerstood. is for the 
good of the retail druggists only, and will be managed 
by men who are themselves actively engaged in the 
retail business nnd elected by the nieiubers. 

Should this proposition meet with your approval, n 
line to either of the addres.sos below will be appreciated, 
and. as s<miii as a sufficient number have signified their 
willingness to join us. a call for another meeting will 
be sent out. at which a regular and permanent organiz- 
ation will be rslabllshed. 

Hoping this will have your support, and knowing that 
your businesH n<-uiiieii will show you the benefits to be 
derived from such a combination, we arc, 
I'Vaternallv voiirs. 

J. (}. WISCHKRTH, Chairman. 
C. I)YNA, Secretary pro tem. 

Though the above letter limits the capitalization to 
♦.'..IKKI, the actual capitalization will likely be $10,000. 
More than Till nienibers have already signed nnd it is 
believed that there will be HHJ signatures when the 
company i< iiiciir|Hirateil. "In loss than a year." said 
one of the orgnnizers. "we will have .'HH) members." 

The movcr> In the |ihin are former members of the 
oM Bedford rinirmncentical Association, organized for 
airUintion with the N. A. H. Ii. It is peculiarly sig- 
niOcaiil Ihnt these men are now interested in a project 
herelorori- diHcounti-naiu'ed by the N. A. It. D. .\ 
few of thoxc nioKt active In addition to Messrs. Wis- 
cherth mill li.Min are J, ||. ItehfuHS, Osmar Klopscli. 
A. I". l,..hi»K, nnd Thomas U McElhenie. The old 
ItKlforH n»»<NialiMii hail S,'i members. 

Bill this orKaiiizntion, It is asserted, will not slop 
content wilh buying ihenply. A feature, new to biit- 
iug cIiiIm will be introduced later- n schedule of sidl- 
inc prlcen will be adopted. Thus will biiih ends be 
looknl out for. Siild on* "f ihe orgiinizi'rs, a ninn 
whuiM- lifMil In pnrliciihirlr clear on alt iiiatters IkiiIi 
of ■•■MH'Inllonii ntiil of bimlnnM: 



"This kind of organization is the one that pays a 
retailer. It isn't tripartite, but it is business and the 
tripartite plan was not founded on business lines. If 
.Some one offers me reruiia away down am I lo throw 
liiiu out, as though he s^ole it? I used to be one of tlie 
fellows who did that sort of thing, but it is not business.' 

"There are only three or four things we will have 
trouble in getting. Of course. Miles goods will be 
protected at full price because they are protecting us. 
But the whole subject of patents in this connection 
is a really small one. 

"We are being robbetl right and left by the jobbers. 
They could have straightened out the patent difficulties 
— it was all in their hands — but they did not. But, as 
I said, patents arc the small part. It is on stationery, 
toilet articles, brushes, and all that sort of thing that 
we are being horribly robbed." 

As an instance, he said he had received only last 
week two consignments of rubber bands, one from the 
stationer and one from his jobber. The latter only cost 
him 40 per cent, more! "This case is paralleled in hun- 
dreds of ways," he said. 

Brooklyn, being largely residential and the condi- 
tions being uniform outside of the limited Fulton street 
business section, offers a good opportunity for a price 
schedule. This jiliase will be watched with more in- 
terest than any other, though it is assured of success 
from its inceiiti<iii, liecause participated in by those 
who are financially interested. 

In the meantime buying clubs are being conducted 
with success in other cities. The New York Consoli- 
dated Co., with 200 ultra-members, incorporate<l at 
f-10,000, is the most notable. It yields, it is claimed, 
a yearly profit to its members of 300 per cent, on their 
investment; It was begun by Sidney Faber with eleven 
$50 shareholders. Profits on each order now are from 
12 to 15 per cent, net and there are few articles that 
are not within its scope. 

The Shockoe Drug Co., Richmond, has been changed 
to the Vauglian-Itobertson Drug Co.. and from a mutual 
purchaseing agency became, last month, a full-fledged 
stock company for the sale of drugs at wholesole. The 
company was started by a few retailers without organ- 
izatiipn. 

The Calvert Drug Co., of Baltimore, was organized 
by half a dozen men six years ago. Later 20 houses 
joined in establishing their own storehouse. There are 
5G members and the number continually Increases. 

Pliihidclphia has the I'hiladelpliia Wholesale Drug 
Co., so big that it is popularly listed with the whole- 
sale establishments. 



AN OUTING THAT WAS AN OUTING. 

Bigger iliMii iiiiinv :. i<l:ilc luciiiiit was the annual 
oiiiing on last Tlmrsday of the tierman Apothecaries' 
Society. 150 were expected at the bamiuet and '212 
were there, inducing hurried improvising of overflow 
tables by the bonifnce. 

The good time was at Bachmann's Park, Clifton. 
S. I. Prof. I.iHlexhaus kept the luusic going from one 
o'clock, when the merrymakers left South Ferry, until 
sonielinie after two the next morning, when they again 
reached Manhallan. 

S. V. B. Swaiin was proctor of the iHiwliug alleys, 
and nt the linni|iiet got three cheers for general slren- 
iioiisneHs and I'ffiiieiicy. Win. (^nrr, of Parke, Davis & 
Co.: President Henry Imliof. Ch. II. S.hmldl, Fred- 
erick Trail, lieorge K. Hiiether nnd .\ugusl Dielil won 
bowling prizes in the onler named. Mrs. F. tJerber. 
Mrs. H. F. Albert, Miss I!. Ix-liman and Miss Volkeu- 



July V, 1903.] 



NEWS DEPARTMENT. 



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Ix'i'g were tlie wimiors of the ladies' bowliug trophies. 
Aujriist Diclil mid Hugo Knntrowitz occupied the pre- 
carious position (if judges i.t tlie ladies' and childrens' 
games. Altogether there were twenty-one handsome 
presents. 

The egg race, showing skill in racing with an egg 
hi'ld in a wooden syoon, was won Ii.v Mrs. Paul F. 
(;el)ieke, Miss A. Rogers was second. Miss Wegmann 
third, and Miss Seifert, fourth. Elma Schmidt. Clara 
Zitz and Alliert Zahn were one, two, three, in the potato 
race for children, and the "vogelstechen" best prize 
went to Mrs. A. J. Stephens, Mrs. George E. Huether. 
Jlrs. H. C. Wurm and Mrs. Fred Gauss finishing in 
prize places. 

Messrs. Fleischer, Wortniaim and Franze tri<'d tlio 
good old German game "f "SUat" in a corner of the 
pavillion. 

I'resident Indiof and Fran Indiof led the march 
to the banquet tables. Paul Arndt toasted the president 
and \Vm. P. L. Gregorius, prince of entertainment com- 
mittee chairmen. The president spoke and ex-president 
Schleussner conveyed the greetings of Carl Kcssler, who 
sailed that morning for the Fatherland. 



CROSHER AND GERRISH IN QUEST OF VICTIMS. 

WhiMi the world comes to an end it is not improbabhi 
that those Bachelors of Swindling. Henry P. Croshev 
and F. L. Gerrish, will complacently transfer their 
base of villiany to their new clime and good wholesalers 
in some other clime will get some such letters as this: 

"Please mail price list and best trade discount on 
your Easymark Oil." 

Are Gerrish and Crosher working together again'.' 
It seems strange that one house in this city should 
get. within three days of each other, requests from 
both, on paper bearing the same water mark, type- 
written with like ink and type. 

Perhaps the solution is, however, that one of their 
"fences" in the retail trade, who is out of the article, 
called on both of his sneaks for a supply. 

Then there remains the ink, and paper, and type. 
Kut here again is a plausible explanation. Probabiy 
all were laid in at the expense of some poor fool vic- 
tim before the precious pair fell out. 

The Era received three letters on last Friday, one 
written b.v Gerrish (Oxford Xovelty Co.. 1-1 Maiden 
Lane) and two by Crosher (lOG-168 Greenwich street) 
to city firms, asking quotations. Most of the wise 
credit men forward such letters to the Era, with com- 
pliments. 



WITH A COPPER AS AN ALLY. 

A worthy copper brought by Dr. Albert H. Brun- 
dage. president of the State board of pharmacy, along 
with a notary public, presumably to maintain law and 
order at Monday's election of a member to the Eastern 
branch, was somewhat nonplussed at a turn of events. 
So was L>r. Brundage. 

The latter assumed charge of the balloting, as he had 
promised. A moment later the long form of Dr. George 
C. Diekman darkened the door. There were twinkles in 
v.'.rious eyes when he pulled out an order signed by three 
members of the branch — Messrs. Bigelow, Muir and 
himself — empowering him to preside. It was a develop- 
ment that surprised even the copper, who, nevertheless, 
decided to keep allegiance with the chair, no matter 
who occupied it. 

Th" notary public was not called upon to hear de- 
I)iinents. No one was challenged. Dr. Brundage's pre- 
vious announcement that members of other organiza- 
tions than the Kings County Ph. Soe. could vote, pro- 
vided they lived in the prescribed counties, brought out 
none of tlicm, fortujiately, as their votes would have 



been challenged. And the opposition that has been var- 
iously shown Dr. William JXuir met its usual ignominioun 
rout in the election, 02 to IS, over his opponent, D. 
Master. Jr. 



DEDICATION OF THE CHARLES RICE MONUMENT. 

All friiiids and admirers of the late Dr. Chas. Kice 
are invited to attend the dedication of the monument 
at Woodlawn Cemetery on July 7. Train leaves Grand 
Central station at 4.0(; 1'. M., by New Haven railroad. 
The exercises will be over in time to leave by .'i.21 train 
returning. VIRGIIi COBLENTZ, 

Chairman of Monument Committee. 

It is expected that the trustees of the Pharmacopoeial 
Uevision Committee will be present and that short ad- 
dresses will be made by Charles E. Dohme, Baltimore, 
Prof. Jos. P. Remington, Philadelphia, and Ewen Mc- 
Intyre of tliis city. 



NO MORE ANTITOXIN SOLD BY CITY. 

Health Comniissioner Lederlc, in a letter sent to 
Mayor Low, recommends stopping the sale of anti- 
toxin to persons outside the city. He explained that the 
anti-toxin made by private manufacturers is now of .is 
liigh grade as that produced by the department. 

Dr. Loderle told the mayor that stopping the sale 
outside the city will decrease the receipts of the depart- 
ment about .$12,000. Many other smaller cities and 
some of considerable magnitude have been buying anti- 
toxin of the local health department for some time. The 
change will be a boon to maniifacturers. 



MISSIONARY WORK AT A DOCTORS' GATHERING. 

A notable feature of the recent meeting of the 
Kings' County Medical Society was the reading by Dr. 
W. N. Belcher of a valuable paper on National For- 
mulary preparations. 

Pharmacists John G. Wischerth and Albert E. 
Marsland also read excellent papers. Mr. Wischerth 
said that the effect has been very marked. Great inter- 
est was shown at the meeting and this has substantially 
extended to many inquiries and to an increase in pre- 
scriptions of formulary articles. 



NEW YORK NOTES. 

Farsightedness all around: William Sautter, the 

big Albany druggist now has his manager for brother-in- 
law. Jliss Anna Saiftter is now Mrs. Charles Krum. 
Mrs. Krum gets a good husband and a very successful 
business man. Mr. Sautter is more sure of holding on 
to his manager, and Mr. Krum of staying, while the 
latter gets a charming young wife and both men credit- 
able brothers-in-law. Bride and husband came this way 
for their honeymoon. 

Daily papers say that a servant girl died after tak- 
ing "Roachsault,"' a patent insect powder, by mistake 
instead of Rochelle salts. She said a Fourth avenue drug 
cterk sold her the wrong stuff, though she could not tell 
the address of the store. A man in New Jersey expected 
to take Bochelle salts also. He got concentrated am- 
monia water instead. It was his own mistake. He re- 
covered. 



$OMNOS is a definite synthetic product, known 
chemically as Chloraethual Alcoholate. It is the 
only hypnotic known that is without effect on the 
heart and general circulation, and it can be safely 
administered even to patients suffering from chronic 
hfj.rt disease. We have special inducements to offer 
to those druggists who desire to aid us in introchicing 
it to idiysicians. Write for particulars, sending us a 
ccirrect mailing list of your physicians. 
H. K. MILFORD C<).MP.\NY, - Philadelphia. 



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THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA 



[July 2, ICMJ.I 



IMfiir rr.>!t«.r, 'Ol. Now Yi.rk C P.. Iiait K"»e to 
liiMi.i:" .Mii«»fy *c fV'd Xowporl »l»re from tlieir store 
ni T«i-ntv-».v.iitli Ktwct aii.l Hr.m.lwiiy. I,.h> Ciiriin lia« 
r.-liinir.l I" l.U uia l"vc. J. X. Il.Kt'"">" *: ""•• '-1^ 
Itr.jii.l»iij. I'fl'T n "'"" "f <"l<Tl«iiiB iii I'all Itivcr. Mass. 
Krii«'«t K. ICarHinicor lian lift Hie IleBeiunn oiiipluy at 
V21H f<ir .Miiiern One Umidrea and Twenty-fifth gtrcet 
«lore. 

I>wal inttrent attaolion to tlie formation of tlie new 

Mercer rnivertiity Scliool of I'linrmucy, Mncon, C.a., be- 
cause of tlie fact Hint Mnllory U. Taylor, lecturer on 
pliarniaceutical ciieniistry, is an old New York C I'. 
Iioy. T. A. ClieMlium. le<'turer on pliarmnoy, and Max 
Morris, lecturer un materia niedica, were I'liiladeliiliia 
f. P. tnuliiHtes. All these are successful Georgia drug- 
Kisls. 

A suit brought by a repciver appoiutcil on the peti- 
tion of the I.odi fheinical Co.. has resulted in the setting 
nside of the jiiilgmeni ol>t{.ine<| some time nno by the 
Natioual I.ead fo.. acainst Charles U. Pleasaufs form- 
er pharmacy at Houston and Worcester streets, and the 
onlering of a seltlfuient with the I>4Mli Chemical Co. 

T. A. Cheatham. Jr.. CJ. New York C. P.. has left 

liis priieptors. Caswell. Massey & Co., Twenty-seventh 
Btreet and Broailway. to go to Macon, (Ja.. to take 
cliJ.rgi- of the pres.-riptiun department of the I.amar & 
Cheatham Drug Co., the junior member of which Is his 
father. 

Jo.icph Ijiscoff of Eighty-third street and Lexington 

nvenue. has been spending honeymoon days at Atlantic 
City. The briile was Miss Sadie Kastenbaum. and the 
Wedding was in Logeling's cafe. Fifty-seventh street, by 
the Kev. I>r. Drachman. 

There wr.s a short scene of e.xcilement in Edward 

I'falTs store at One Hundred and Twenty-fourth street 
and I.enox avenue one day last week when a WDUian 
took a phenaeetiuc headache powder and promptly 
fainted. Not fatal. 

Meyer Hlum an Albany boy now at J. N. liegeman 

& Co.'s IJIS Hroadway. wj.s somewhat hoaxed because 
of a recent rumor that he was married. Premature. 
Miss Jennie Sickel. Trenton, N. J., will be Mrs. Rlum 
Home day. 

The Normandie pharmacy. One Hundred and Nine- 
teenth street and I.enox avenue, was sold at auction on 
Inst Friday. J. C. Carpentier was the owner and openeil 
the store, stock anil tixtures being new, in last January. 
"I»r."' M. Hall, proprietor of Broadway's Apothe- 
cary Hall, opens a new store under the West End Hotel, 
Asbiiry Park, this wiek. Morris Feiuberg. a New York 
<'ollege boy, and tieorge Hughes will go with him. 

"To the woods for me and Mrs. H.." said H. S. 

noiNiiot, the Ansonia pharmiicy man. And away they 
went for two weeks in Maine. 

Capt. It. H. Henderson, of J. N. Hegeiiian & Co.. 

lias retiirmd fri .11 a H>-dMy liiinting trip in the inonn- 
lains. and .Miss V. Jenkins, the pretty cashier, from New 
I.oliib.n iii|n:il:e spurts. 

The |ii\ I !..iiiriaey, the owner of which recently as- 

ifigiH-1. «ii» pun I .1 by E. Dreyfiiss & Co., auctioii- 

!■! Ml auction. 

M. J. Hreiteiibach & Co.. 
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any Japanese ginseng roots of bis own or under his 
control after January 1. nhall be expelled. 

P. II. Ki'iferl of Keiferl A: Kimmey, won the second 

priie on pike at the annual contest of the AngliTs" A»«o- 
rintion on Onei.la Lake. His cateb was '£!'•> inelie* 
lone. Henry M. Quigley on June 18 came home from 
Oneida Ijike with a big catch of pike pickend and bass. 
Thomas Qnigley is nt his cottage on Cayuga Lake spend- 
ing a few days lishini;. Ilariiis Smith expects to spen<l 
a time in the woods fishing and hiintiiig. 

The SyrncMoe I>. A. nt its last meeting took np 

the matter of givinc trading stamps. There are several 
concern.* in the city that are promoting the trading 
stamp nuisance. The opinion was nunuimous that no 
druggist should g'.ve stamps. The association also vote<l 
to hold a jiiciiic on Skaneateles Lake later in the sMiSon. 

Earl \i\u Wormer. with Van Ruskirk in South 

Salina street, is menlioneil as a candiilate for a Itepuln 
lican nomination for alderman. W. J. Sutton, who for 
a Imig lime has representiil Burrows Bros, in the State, 
has made his ftirewell visit to Syracuse. 

Mis. Marielln Hai-mon will .sail in a few days on 

the Furnessia, Anchor Line, for an extended trip through 
England. Ireland and Scotland. 

Cit-orae E. Thorpe, presiilent of the Syracuse D. .\., 

will spend his vacation in Michigan, accouipanii-il liv 
his wife and daughter. 



•ROUND ABOUNT BUFFALO. 

W. S. 1 1 r.riiii. f'lr many y.-urs located at 

Eagle and Niagara streets, is now entirely settled in 
his new and handsome ()narlers at Eagle and Franklin 
streets, a short block away from the ohl stand. Mr. 
O'Brien has two large and elegant corner show windows 
in his new store, into each of which is set an attractive 
illuminated sign of leaded glass, bearing the words 
"soda water always." 

L. It. Blackney has assumed charge of E. K. David- 
sons store. 74 firant streot. H. G. Stillwell i.s now as«o. 
ciateil wiih the Elite pharmacy, (50 Niagara street, owuinI 
by B. It. Zolotniixsky. 

J. H. Broivn, formerly at Swan and Jefferson 

streets, is now employed by Faxon, Williams & Fn.Kon 
in their drug department. 



Famous Bnishes. 
For over one hundred years, particular customers 
have been buying Kent's Brushes. All these years 
they have been the slandrird of excellence, and their 
name is known all over the world, where brushes are 
known al all. and any druggist who w-anis fine trade, 
cannot afford to lie without them. They are luade by 
(!. B. Kent & Sons, Ltd., London, Kng., and may be 
obtained of McKesson A: Itobbins. '.Il-'.IT Fulton St.. 
N. Y.. who are selling agents fur the I'nited States, 
and will import them in i|uaiiiiiy. with customers' name 
and address staniped on handles, when desired, without 
extra charge. 




Julys, 1900.] 



NEWS DEPARTMENT. 



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NEW ENGLAND. 



A BOARD WITH SMALL POWER. 

I'roviiU'iiLO, June 30. — By some sort of analogy pe- 
«iili:ir to the genius of Rhode Ishuid political institu- 
tions tho powers of the State board of pharmacy are 
■only incidental to those of the town or city authorities. 

In a large town near Providence the attention of 
the board was called to the fact that three drug stores 
were doing business in flagrant violation of the law 
which requires that a registered pharmacist shall be 
employed in every drug store. The town council was 
notilied and the names of the druggists published in 
the newsi>apprs. 

That was months ago and the places are doing busi- 
ness yet. The ccnmcil complained of one of the drug- 
gists for selling liiinor and warned him to stop the 
practice. Olher Ihan that no notice was taken of tho 
trio. 

The council lias been legally advised that the board 
of pharmacy should follow up its complaint with evi- 
dence sufficient to convict the lawbreakers. The board 
takes the position that the fact that the places are 
open and doing business contrary to the statute is suf- 
ficient to warrant the town authorities in ordering them 
■closed. 

Thanks to the inipotenco of the lupard, lunvever, and 
the indifferouce of the town authorities, the drug stores 
run by men whose qualifications are contiued to a 
keenness of vision which enables them to catch the 
■difference between the meaaningless and the meaning 
wink, continue to do a brisk trade, much to the annoy- 
ance and injury of legitimate pharmacists. 



SOME BUSINESS CHANGES IN THE BAY STATE. 

Boston, .June 30. — Business changes either effected 
or contemplated! Captain Edsou M. Roche, druggist 
of South Deerfield, who recently suffered a large loss 
\>y Sre, intends to erect a new building for temporary 
use. Eventually he is to build on the site of the former 
building a fine, modern block with stores on the street 
floor and tenements above. 

Improvements are under way in the drug store of 
M. Michelman & Sons, Ware, to give them largely in- 
creased floor space. 

Alterations have been finished in Austin E. Martin's 
store. East Gloucester, now reopened. A new head 
clerk from Boston is to be engaged. 

Dr. C. W. F. Hamilton, druggist at Brockton, has 
joined John Xason in opening a drug business in Rock- 
land under the Arm name of John Nason & Co., in 
Brockton. Dr. Hamilton has been connected with the 
Battles street pharmacy. 

Dr. D. J. Driscoll for the last two years in partner- 
ship with William T. Cote. Chicopee, has sold his inter 
osts to George Grabowski. a member of the executive 
■board of the United Textile Workers' Union of America. 



DR. GARST WANTS HIS PRICES UPHELD. 

Boston, June 30. — Dr. Julius A. Garst of Worcester, 
is plaintiff and Dr. C. A. Charles, druggist in Maiden, 
the defendant in a bill in equity filed in the Superior 
Court in Worcester. Tlie plaintiff states that he is the 
manufacturer of phenyo caffein, made and sold by him 
anil bis agents under special contract regarding retail 
prices. lie seeks to have the defendant en.ioined from 
securing his preparation otherwise than <lirect from him 
under the terms contained in the contract. 

Dr. Garst asserts that Dr. Charles has secured 
phenyo caffein through otlicr sources and has advertis- 
ed and retailed 25-ceut size packages for 18 cents. A 
subpoena has been Issued returnable in July. 



JUNE AND ITS WEDDINGS. 

Boston. .luue 30. — Herbert S. Goodwin, son of Wil- 
liam Goodwin, druggist in Marblehead, married Miss 
Eleanor L. Hawkesworth, a schoolteacher of that town. 

At the Melrose home of Benjamin F. Bradbury, the 
veteran Boston druggist, his daughter Miss Edith Brad- 
bury, was married on the night of June 18 to Albert B. 
Franklon, Jr., of Melrose. The ceremony was performed 
by Mr. Bradbury's son. Rev. Woodman Bradbury of the 
Old Cambridge Baptist Church. 

James E. Curley, a Springfielil drug clerk, has fallen 
into line by marrying Miss Lillian M. Hogan of that 
city. The nuptial mass was celebrated at the Church 
of the Rosary, in Springfield and a reception and wed- 
ding breakfast at the bride's home followed. 

WHOLESALE THIEF WAS NABBED. 

Boston. June :'.0. — Several myslerions cases of rob- 
bing of drug stores in JIalden and Everett in the last 
few weeks are now solved in the arrest of Joseph 
Murphy, nineteen years old. of Franklin, N. H. He 
was caught just after a policeman saw him and four 
other men coming out of the store of Horace F. Childs, 
Maiden, at 4 o'clock a. m. Murphy had his plunder 
in a bag and pleaded guilty. He was charged with 
complicity in the recent burglary of the store of Andrew 
J. MofTitt, Maiden, but denied it. The police have since 
discovered an unoccupied house in Maiden, where they 
found a quantity of just siR'h things as those stolen froin 
other drug slore^ in JIalden and Everett. 



CANDY MEN JEALOUS OF DRUGGISTS. 

New London, Conn.. June 20. — The small candy 
dealers and confectioners of this city have started a 
movement to prevent drug stores from opening on 
Sunday afternoon before sundown. The drug stores 
have been in the habit of opening at five o'clock but 
the candy men claim that no especial privileges should 
be extended which they cannot enjoy. William L. Haw- 
kins, who runs a news room and an ice cream parlor, 
has appealed to the mayor to take a hand in the matter. 
He said: "I do not begrudge the drug stores the amount 
of business they do on Sunday but I want my privileges 
as a citizen." The candy dealers are united. 



Little Things Count. 



A metropolitan druggist asserts that a penny vend- 
ing machine, stationed near his door, pays his rent 
every month — no small item, either, as he is located in 
a district where rents are high. 

The Curtiss-Williams Co., of Chicago, has perfected 
a novel machine which is shown on page IG. It sells 
gum, chocolate and salted peanuts, all put up in attrac- 
tive penny packages and of excellent quality. The 
peanuts, for example, are of the best Virginia hand- 
picked variety, costing nearly twice as much as the 
lower grades often sold, consequently purchasers of one 
package come back for more. Tlie machines them- 
selves are artistic and the goods .show to the best ad- 
vantage. A customer who is unwilling to invest so 
small an amount as a penny in a store will often hunt 
through his pockets for an odd cent or two to drop into 
the vending machine. The machine works 24 hours a 
day and 30.5 days per year, without salary. It has a 
good reputation and constantly growing sale. 

Eff. Lithia Tablets 

Send for sample and special net prices on our car- 
ton package Aluminum Cap Bottles with your name 
on them. 

Our Tablets made by a new process are very sat- 
isfactory. 

BILLINGS CLAPP COMPANY, Boston, Mass. 



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THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



[July 2, 1903. 



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••ff.irt lius lii'fii ninik- to fiirtii n drug 

' :■ II. Two iiK^clincH linvc liecn lield nnd 

ui il i.iril). si'iit out for II third, tlic two first liariiig 

•II iiiisiii'rrhHfiil. 

Ill' iiiii'iition IK to Ktnrt in liynsking for n 05-liour 
1. pn.v for overtime nnd no niprabor to be com- 
il to put in nny oxtrn lionrs, either with or without 
iinlexs he desires. It is to he cnlled n union, but 
her it will iilfilinte with labor is doubtful, the 
r I'liiss oppoKini: it on the ground thnt a good clerk 
ys draws g<iod wages. 



CLIFFE GETS THERE, 
n.ila.lelphia. .lull,. W.-\Viii. I,. Cliiro. of this city, 
has received the notice of his appoiiitineut to tlie vacant 
place on the i>hnriiiacy board. Telegrams were sent 
to the (Joveriior congratulating him on his wise choice 
and thanking him for his courtesy in accepting the 
united recommendation of the State societies. 



OTHER HAPPENINGS. 

■ .\. S. Itrsore of Koiinh and Iliintingdou streets, 

riiiladi'Iphia. and .1. H. Vogclbach, formerly at Fifth 
and Cumberhiiiil stieets, were called as witnesses in the 
Iliissiy murder trial, ti-stifying tliat their records showed 
that Mrs. Onusz who is accused of poisoning her hus- 
band, had fre<iueiitly purchased tartar emetic from them 
on the plea that her husband was a drunkard and that 
she wanted to "cure" him. 

r. K. Holtz, proprietor of a pharmacy at 5<'iOO 

Ilaverford street, riiilailclphia, was awakened by a pe- 
culiar popping sound, lie investigaliHi and found that 
the store was on tire, nnd that the noise was made by 
the explosion of medicinal powders. The flames dam- 
aged the store i.nd dwelling to the amount of $450. 

H. F. Kubl of Manheini, has just received from 

•Trolitnble Advertising" a check for $1'50— the capital 
pri/.e offered for the best retail ndrertiseiuent submitted 
to them. The ad. that won this comfortable check was 
on the subject of tooth brushes. 

No other I'hiladelphia department stores have fol- 

lowi-d Sioll.-iibiirg's lead. After the flaring advertising 
(oluniiiH of two weeks ago. Ihu "come-down" last Sun- 
day is rather pitiful. Two items only below usual rates. 
William 10. Krewsoii, Jr.. and Miss Ktta May Shoe- 
maker were married at I.ewisburg. AfliT a short trip 
they will III- at home at ,Tasper and Huntingdon streets. 

II. I.. Weriley of Kighth and I'arrisli streets, Thila- 

•lelphin. has bought oiii (he interest of his partner, C. 
B. KiMton. and will her.iifter conduct the store alone. 

IHiHlrich Kirkel, takes charge of the Harl.er pliar- 

lii:i.y. Philadelphia. A. A. Fnger goes with Wilson. 
Albert Boyil and Tin. mas .Inrvis leave for Pittsburg. 

.\. Klfreih has moved his store at Preston and 

Brown "trwis. Philadilphin. to Twenly-niiiih and Dau- 
phin utreitM It hiiK 1 n reliitiMl and much improved. 

I-iiclen Scoii K,.|„p-„ „,.,i,|i„g ,„ Miss l,eono Uam- 

forJ. wnN cel.brnl.il nienlly. They will be at home at 
l.'ilS l^diigh Bvenne, Phihub-lphia. 

t'oluMiltia I'hariiHicy Co. takiti title to llie hniiilsom.' 

new h>krt* iiior« at THenlyihird nnd Columblo avenue, 
I'hllndelphlii. 

«»linr H. Herver of Tliinl and IVnii mrecla, Chester, 

complet.ll hU forty nlxth v.-nr in buslniM on Frid«y 
June P.I. 

A. A. (;rBcey of 4H) I.jinin«ler avenue, I'hilndel- 

phin. ..pwi. Ml Klflv-ii.-.on.l .irtvt :,>,.l Mnv.rfonl avenue. 



THE SOUTH. 



PLANS OF MARYLAND MEETING. 

Haltimore, Jiiiii' .•!ii.— The program for the annual 
meeting of the .Maryland Ph. A. at Ocean City on July 
14 to 17 has been issued. The delegates will Iw wel- 
comed on the afternoon of Tuesday, July U. At night 
there will be a banrinet. 

More reixirts nnd routine will be on the third day. 
For 8 o'clock p. ni. n social session is scheduled. 

On Thnrwlny morning there will be a businesH ses- 
sion nnd in the nftcriKon, surf bathing, golf and gen- 
eral recreative sports. In the evening bowling nnd pool 
contests for prizes by Indies nnd gentlemen will occupy 
the time. 

The Inst business session is fixed for Friday morn- 
ing. Many papers on subjects of interest to pharma- 
cists are expected. Prizes have been donnted by ninny 
wholesnle firms. Special railroad and steamboat rates 
have been secured for the meeting. Ilendquarters will 
l>e made at the Hotel Plimhimmon. The entertainment 
committee incliiiles J. Kdwin Hengst. chairman: Charles 
H. Moruaii. J. lOiiiory Uond and (ieorgc A. Sohl. 



WOOD ALCOHOL CASES SETTLED. 

Baltimore, June ."n. — The celelirated wood alcohol 
cases against the wholesale and maniifaciuring drug 
firm of (.Jilbert Bros. & Co., North Howard street, this 
city, have been settled nut of court. It will be recalled 
that five suits were entered ou behalf of iktsous, who, 
it was claimed, had been either blinded or lost their 
lives as a result of drinking Jaminaicn ginger prepared 
with wood nlcohol. One of these suits, brought by 
l>r. (ieorge A. Brehm, of the former clas.s, resulted in a 
disagreement of the jury. 

A mass of contradictory testimony was taken at 
the trial as to the elTects of wood alcohol on the human 
system, nnd soon after negotiations were begun to 
settle the cases out of court. The amounts which the 
firm agreed to pay have not been given out. It is said, 
however, that the aggregate does not exceed $."!,000. 
The costs of the case were very heavy. 



TENNESSEE DRUGGISTS ANNUAL MEET. 

Bell I'uiklc. Jimc "_".>. — K. 1". Tn.liiigir. secretary, is 
busily engaged seiiiling out i>rogrammes for the coming 
meeting of the Tennessee I>rnggists' Association to be 
held at Monteaglc. July l.'i to 17. Monteagle is on the 
summit of the Cumberland mountains, nearly midway 
between Nashville and Chattanooga on the N. C. & St. 
L. I(. K. ItediiCiHl railroad and hotel rates have been 
secured. 

The programme includes a number of subjects for 
papers on whicri leading manufacturing houses offer priz- 
es. The various business sessions will be interspersed 
with athletic contests, nn informal dancv on Thursday 
evening, and a trip on Fridny nfternoou to Monteagle 
cave, said to be one of the greatest nnturni wonders in 
the United Stntes. 



THE CAPITAL CITY. 

The cases against a number of Washington drug- 
gists chnrged with having sold adulterated plienacctin, 
have been dropped by mutual agreement. While n few 
of the accused parlies owned up to having sold a mix- 
ture of ncetniiilid and pheiiacelin for headnche, the 
majority were in a position lo prove that Ihcy were 
using phenacetin only as siipplinl in original packages. 
The incident has aroused considerable feeling among 
WaHhiiik-luii druggists and n number are cnnleniplaling 
iiiking steps to ncqiiaint local physicians of the eharnctor 

of the lopoly. 



July ■?. 1903.] 



NEWS DEPARTMENT. 



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Dr. Edward A. Duckett, tlie well-knowu druggist of 

Twpntj -second street and I'ennsylvania avenue, is lying 
at the poiut of deatli from a stroke of apople.xy. Wliile 
liis present condition is very serious, hopes of liis recov- 
ery are entertained because of his vigorous constitution. 
Dr. Duckett has for many years been the local represen- 
tative in Washington of the A. Ph. A., and is now 
president of the National C. P. Ho is also apothecary 
of the naval battalion of the District militia forces. 

The Modern drug store. Eleventh and F streets, 

N. W., conducted by Frank J. Dieudonne, has been sold 
to Paul AfuUcr. president of the Maryland Drug Co. 
of Baltimore, is rei)orted. The Modern Drug Store 
will be conducted by Mr. Muller in connection with an- 
other pharmacy in the neighborhood. It has been known 
as a cut-rate establishment and does a large trade busi- 
ness. 



LOtnSIANA. 

The meeting and election of officers of the New 

Orleans association was postponed a week. It is under- 
stood that Secretary Villere, one of the most competent 
men who has ever filled the position, will resign. Dele- 
gates to the N. A. R. D. will be elected. 

Geo. \V. McDuff, who has been special examiner of 

drugs for the Government at this port will, it is under- 
stood, be reappointed to his position Tor another four 
years. Jlr. McDuff is a political leader and is secretary 
of the State association. 

Ed. Danneman has bought the business of Dr. 

James O. Adams, on Second street, New Orleans. J. E. 
Vergno, the Bienville street. New Orleans, pharmacist, 
has sold hi.s store. E. J. Levie has bought on Bayou 
Road, New Orleans. 



BALTIMORE NOTES. 

P. M. Briggs, a negro from Richmond, Va., will 

open a drug store at 10 North Fremont avenue. He will 
be the third colored man in the business here. 

The base ball nine of Sharp & Dohme went to 

Sparrows Point last Saturday to try conclusions with 
a team there. 



OHIO RIVER VALLEY. 

CAN DESTROY TRADE MARKS SAYS JUDGE. 

Cincinnati, June 30. — Judge Hollistcr of the Hamil- 
ton county Court of Common Pleas, decided against the 
plaintiff in the case of the Freeman Perfume Co. vs. 
M. Cora Dow, the cutter of Cincinnati, in which the 
plaintiff sought an injunction for mutilation of his pack- 
ages of face powder. 

The case is of great importance. It involves a prin- 
ciple which if sustained will greatly aid in the enforce- 
ment of the contract and serial numbering plan. 

The Freeman Perfume Co., which for several years 
has been making efforts to protect the retail price of its 
powder by adopting a system of serial numbering has, 
it is alleged, been greatly hindered by cutters who ob- 
tained the powder through indirect channels and re- 
moved the numbers to avoid detection. To bring the 
question to an issue the company brought the present 
suit. 

The defendant claimed that in the absence of eon- 
tractural relationship between the parties, they might do 
whatever they pleased with the powder, having bought 
and paid for it. The court found for the defendant, hold- 
ing no cause of action. The court said that a jjurchas- 
er of a chattel having no contractural relationship with 
the manufacturer might do what he pleased with it, not- 
withstanding that it was protected by trade mark. That 



the purchaser could tear off trade mark from every 
package in his possession and otherwise mutilate as 
much as he desired and yet sell the iiowder as Free- 
man's Face Powder. The Freeman I'erfume Co. has 
taken an appeal. 



OHIO HAPPENINGS. 

The annual outing uf the Ohio Valley D. A., will 

take place at Hartmau's Grove on July 21. The com- 
mittee of arrangements have provided innumerable en- 
tertainments and a large attendance is expected. The 
wholesalers have agreed to close their places of business 
on that day and attend. 

• Alfred De Lang, who recently sold his two Cincin- 
nati drug stores, will ag.'.in embark in retail business. 
He is fitting up the store formerly occupied by Henry 
Strauss in East Fifth street. 

William Simonson, druggist at Ninth arid Race 

streets, Cincinnati, has been appointed chemist for the 
State dairy and food commission. 

John M. I'allon has purchased the store formerly 

owned by the late R. C. Ferguson at May and McMjl- 
la'n streets, Walnut Hills. z 

Rupert J. Stier has sold his store on East Walnut 

Hills to William Lakamp, formerly at Seventh and Cut- 
ter streets, Cincinnati. 



AROUND THE GREAT LAKES. 

CHICAGO VETERAN DRUGGISTS' ASSOCIATIONS 

ANNUAL. 
Trip to Fox Lake — Begins in Rain but Plenty of Sun- 
shine — Presentation to T. N. Jamieson — 
Officers Elected. 

Chicago, June 23. — Rain threatened to dampen spir- 
its at the annual reunion of the Chicago Veteran Drug- 
gists' Association, held on Tuesday, June 22, but the 
members are well seasoned, and it was only the physical 
exterior that suffered a slight discomfort. 

The occasion was a combination reunion and outing 
trip to Fox Lake. Safely arrived there, the party em- 
barked in a steamer and surveyed the lake and its at- 
tractions. At two o'clock a banquet was served and the 
real business of the meeting liegan. 

President .Tauncey delivered a brief address, secre- 
tary Bodemann submitted his report and then proceeded 
to the event of the day, the presentation of a full set 
of photographs of all the veterans to T. N. Jamieson, 
the host of the day. Said Mr. Bodemann: "In the 
days of Abraham, Jacob and Moses, love, respect and 
thankfulness were shown by means of sacrifices upon 
the altar. This box is our altar; our sacrifices are in 
this altar — not on it. It is fitting that the decorations 
should be burnt into the material of the box, symbol- 
izing the affection and love that you have burnt into 
our hearts. My daughter, the artist, begs you to accept 
the box as her appreciation of your large-hearted gener- 
osity to the Veterans, and as a feeble record of her 
fathers' and her own love for you. The photographs 
are the result of an assessment levied by the two sec- 
retaries Dromios without warrant or authority, but I 
ask the authority of the C. V. D. A. to have your pho- 

•^ Put up la One Ounce Bottles Only. 

Powdered Per onnce |1.0# 

Pink Top Capsules Per oudcs 1.00 

Tablets, 2'^ grain only Per ounce l.OO 

ETNA CHEMICAL CO., Mew York. V. S. A. 



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THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



[July 2, 1903. 




.1. U. l..\l 1;K. Wiii.mii. Minn. 
Prpsidt'iit of tile Miniu-sota Pli. A. 
Tin- sin-rossor n. Mr. Keksteiii is a wliolosalc .'.nd 
rotajl •IriiL'Kist <>f \N iiniiia. Mr. Lnni>r was burn in Mil- 
wnnki'i'. \Vis.. in l.s.">;t. He was itlncatiMl at Winmia 
nnil .MiJHankii' .mil rnlcrt'tl the ilniR Imsint-ss in ISli'J iis 
clerk fur Kil. I'elzer <if Winona. He may he depended up- 
on to furnish n wise, vignrons ndniinistratinn as head of 
the Minnesota pliarniaeists the coming year. 

tograpli taken for every memlier. at the expense of the 
assoriation." 

OffieerH elected were: rresident, W. F. Blocki; 
vice-president. II. Hirolli; treasurer, T. N. Jamieson; 
liistiirian, A. K. Kliert; corresponding secretary. .7. 
ISIocki: recording secretary, W. Ri:deniann. 

Papers of personal reminiscences were presented by 
Messrs. Iflockl and Kodemann, that of the latter gen- 
tleman ai'iiears in fnll in anniher part of the present 
issue. 

The time of depiirtnre foniiil the meeting still far 
from udjunrnmcnt, and the sessimi was, then-fore, con- 
tinue<l on the sj>ecial car on the homeward trip. After 
fipeeches by Messrs. Jamieson, Knglehard and Forsyth, 
it was ordered that every member of the C V. D. A. 
jirocei'il at unce to write down his reminiscences of 
early days and that lots be drawn to determine which 
niit<>bi>>gra|>hii's shall be read at each <i"''""terly meet- 
ing. The reminiscenceK are to be prepare<l at once, 
"for," said one of the niendiem, "hi.story written by 

'■'■'■ rarirs is dimply Irreplatvable when lost or n^t 

lo while the historian is still on earth. ^Yh:lt 
■\T>ff <l"'i't TtiH.imt to nini-h." 

ii.r of Public Works has 
I'l ' ■• lu form a party on his 

•"- 111 •iiy water system in 

liii.iiii uiu I" the farter Harris.. n 



Jul>. 
Olb. 



TOP MOTCHERii OJ- MANY COWTESTS. 

Itloouilneiiiu, III. .luiw 'j'.i II. r .• inmr of lb 

• ... !ind th 



Iluck on stone — First, Mr«. Mipley, flvo pounds Alle- 
gretti chocolnles; sec<ind. Miss Titus, two pounds Iaiwu- 
ey's; third. Mrs. (iarver, liox of gum; ^ourth, Mrs. Har- 
binson, chamois tuilet set. 

Potato race — First. lien Smith, three quart* liquor: 
second. W. A. Parker. "lO cigars; third. Sir. Fisk, toilet 
cnse; fourlli, Frank Ili.rr. nine b<ittles liquor. 

Egg race — First. T. Moratz, six quarts rye; •«ooad, 
Mr. Webber, ten gross corks; third, L. F. Smith, two 
dtizen Itromo Seltzer; fourth, J. Kneer. two dozen Honey 
of Tar: lifth. Mr. Huehm, one dozen Malt Cream tablets. 

J<K-key contest — First, Miss Shrieve. manicure set; 
second. Mrs. Ilarbinson. tidlet set; thinl. Mrs. F. BoL- 
mer. chamois toilet. 

Shoe scramble — First, Mr. Schwablie, box cigars; 
second, F. I.. K. Gauss, military brushes; third. Or. 
Searle. ebony clothes brush. 

Three-legged race — First, Smith and Jolioson, dozen 
bitters: tJarver and Van Ness, 6Te pounds malt powder; 
third, Martin and Strub. dozen silver 8o<la glass holders; 
fourth. Moratz and Fishbe<'k, ten gross corks. 

Hat scramble — First. Mr. Uipley, case Itexo; secoad. 
.Mr. Birehm. bottle malted milk; third. .Mr. Moratz. live 
gross corks; fourth, Mr. Johnson, nickel plated powdei 
folder. 

Driving nail, ladies — First. Mrs. Picgard. cut glass 
bottle iierfume; second. Mr.s. Malion, two pounds Lown- 
ey's: thinl. Mrs. Kespler, two boxes gum; fourth, Mrs. 
J. H. Tetthain, chamois toilet. 

Hoop throwing — W. T. Shorthose, first, six dozen 
phenol-sodique; second, F. S. Kellet. bottle malted milk: 
third, J. H. Schriver, two dozen skin soap; fourth, M. 
C. Metzger. two dozen skin soap. 

Putting shot — W. A. Parker, first, half case liquor, 
second. Julius Klein. Frost King jacket; third, Mr. 
Dudley, dog smoking set; fourth. Mr. Stout, pocket 
cigar case; lifth. Dr. C H. Searle, pocket cigar case. 

Artful dodger — First, Jennie Duncan, pocket card 
case; second, Mrs. E. J. Frost, seal wrist bag. 

Sack race — First, John Kneer, Jr.. six dozen tooth 
powder: second. Mr. Mercer, box belladonna plasters; 
third. Mr. Strickland, four dozen tooth powder; fourth. 
,T. H. Schriver, one dozen roach exterminator. 

Wheelbarrow race — First. Mr. Kellett, one case con- 
densed cream; .second, Mr. Mercer, case rex ovojs; tliird, 
Mr. Ueisleben. two dozen Bromo Seltzer; fourth,- Mr. 
Frost, half dozen Malt Extract. 

Fat Men's race — First, Mr. Green. 100 weather 
charts; siM'ond. W. T. Shorthose. half gross Cascara: 
tliird, T. W. Duilley: fourth, C. S. Harver, one pound 
Kiiro; fifth. W. (.'. Burleigh, one pound Kilro. 



M. . ,;!h.|,,iii; 1. 1.1, 1. 15. ..i,,!. .. 1 

i-l : (bird, Mr llarbmiHin, nini< I 



i\ dozen 
l: Ui..iil.i'rger, toilet 
• .r. . (..iirih, Mrs. Sut- 



SUCH A GOOD TIME! 

Detroit, June o<). — With blowing bands and flying 
banners three steamers laden to the waterliiie with people 
and outing stuff steamed to Bois Bhmc Park froiu De- 
troit. The people were Parke, Davis & Co.'s employes 
and their gnesls. .'^fKlO strong. 

It was the Ihirleenth annual outing given by this 
liberal lirm to its cniploycs. Laboratories were shut 
tight. I.eon ('. Fink, secretary of the board of control, 
pen-lied high on deck — he is i, I ways on deck — manageil 
tilings as though at the head of his lire department. 
J. .M. .McDonald won fame that sdiould be international 
as r<-fi-ree of sports. 

.\ lialidsouie silk banner had been offered to the de- 
partment of the laboratories having the largest pro|Mir- 
tloii of employes pieseiit. It was won by the tablet 
department, every member of which was in line, with 
the pill di'partmi-nt in second place. In addlllou each 
member of the two winning departments rweivi-il a souv- 
enir Hag pill. 



July 2, 1903.] 



NEWS DEPARTMENT. 



21 



The athletic sports, always a feature, had a large 
list of entries and participants full of enthusiasm. The 
events were under the direction of J. \V. Tonge and R. 
L. Thompson. The judges were J. W. Tonge. C. H. 
Wright, Daniel Dow and C. J. Kaulback, J. H. Webster 
was timekeeper and K. L. Thompson starter. 

'After many races an exhibition game of base, ball 
between tlie 1". D. team and the Twenty-first Essex 
fusiliers, company No. 1, resulted in a victory for the 
former team by a score of 2-1 to 23. Another game be- 
tween the Parke, Davis & Co. nine and the River Rouge 
Maccabee tent team resulted in another P. D. victory. 

A fish supper was served in the cafe for those that 
were not provided with basket lunches. The party 
reached the city about 9 o'clock, happy and tired and all 
vowing they nevtr had a better time. 



GRADUATES OF U. OF M. SCHOOL OF PHARMACY. 

Ana -Vrbor. June '-.': — Following is a list of the 
graduates as pharmaceutical chemists at the University 
of Michigan this year: 

Anthony E. Block, Mary L. Boynton. Alfred N. Car- 
penter. Lester H. Carragan. Robert J. Colgrove. Ph. li., 
Detroit College of Medicine: Thomas H. Dexter, Elgar O. 
Eaton, Fred J. Frueh. Kent K. Gimmy, Sidney Hauen- 
stcin, Benjamin H. Haug, John Helfman. Perley W. 
Hickman, James R. Pluber, Frederick J. C. Klocke, 
Earl W.. Salisbury, Charles A. Schurrer, Louis X. 
Schurrer. M. D., Western Reserve Uuivtrsity; Hfirry M. 
Vandeburg, Lewis E. Warren. 

Robert J. Colgrove and John Helfman also received 
bachelors' degrees in science. 



REMARICABLE RESULT OF LORD, OWEN SALE. 

Chicago. June ".0. — The sale of the Lord, Owen & 
Co. drug stock was completed last Saturday afternoon. 
In results it was remarkable. It will be remembered 
that Judge Ivohlsaat refused the offer of §80,000 for 
the stock in bulk, and accepted the offer of Auctioneer 
Samuel Winternitz. who guaranteed to realize for the 
estate at least .?S5,000. and thought he would be able 
to turn over more than that. The results of the sale 
have more than justified his judgment. He has turned 
over almost .fl2ri,000 to the receiver. 

With the amount realized from this sale and with 
the other assets of the company, it is said that the re- 
ceiver will be able to pay fifty cents on the dollar to 
all creditors. 



AT CHAIN O'LAKES, SOLDIERS' HOME. 
Waupaca, Wis., June 20. — The annual meeting of 
the Wisconsin Vb. A. will be held this year at the 
famous "Chain of Lakes," near this city, 130 miles 
north of Milwaukee. The dates set for the convention 
are Sept. 1. 2, and 3. Charles A. Spencer local sec- 
retary of the Waupaca association is in charge of 
the arrangements and firms who intend to make exhibit- 
ions at the convention will do well to correspond with 
him. 



MARRIAGES IN THE BADGER STATE. 

Milwaukee. June 30. — H. J. Stoltz of Milwaukee, 
was married last week to Miss Clara Roth of the 
Parlcir Pharmacy. The marriage of F. E. I'ahr to 
Miss May Blatzek. both of this city, was solemnized at 
the St. Charles Hotel on last Thursday. Mr. Yahr is 
connected with th<? Yahr & Lauge Drug Co. Frank 
E. Stemple of Johnsons Creek was united in marriage 
to Miss E. -Mclntyre on June 11. 



CHICAGO COLLEGE OF PHARMACY ALUMNI NOTES. 

Oscar F. Fritz, president of the class of '03. and 

C. H. Schafer, an honor man of that class, were among 
the successful candidates for registration at the last 
meeting of the Ohio board. Mr. Fritz has purchased 
■a drug store in Cincinnati, while Mr. Schafer has re- 
turned to the employ of J. W. Dysle at Marietta, O. 

Lewis L. Alkire, '03, recently passed the Colorado 

examination and has taken a position with A. W. Scott 
of Fort Collins. Colo., secretary of the board of phar- 
macy of that State. 

Walter Holderread and Miss Nannie Southard were 

married at St. Louis, Mo. The groom is a graduate 
of the class of 1900, and has a prosperous drug business 
at Divernon, HI. 

Miss Carolyn F. Beardsley, the only woman gradu- 
ate in the cla.ss of '03, is studying medicine at the Col- 
lege of Physicians and Surgeons, Chicago. 



NOTES FROM ILLINOIS. 



Kremls Sued for $20,000 for Alleged Mistake— Waiters* 

Strike Embanasses Diners at Drug Tiade Club — 

Foucek Bioke His Finger and Will Travel. 

On accomit of an alleged mistake in selling snb- 

acetate of lead for lime water suit has been filed for 
S20.000 damages against Otto A. Kreml, Dr. Chanes 
B. Kreml and Frank J. Kreml, Sr., druggists at Oou 
West Twelfth Street. Chicago. The plaintiff is Ce- 
cilia JL Miles, a child, who sues through her father. 
After having taken the subacetate of lead the child, it 
is said, suffered intense pain and has become partially 
paralyzed. 

Alderman Charles G. Foucek, the well-known drirg- 

gist of Chicago, iiT an encounter with a sneak thiei, 
broke t'ue third finger of his right hand. He now shakes 
hands carefull.v. Mr. Foucek will leave about July 1 
for Europe on a business trip. His immediate destina- 
tion will be Prague., Bohemia. Returning he will visit 
other points of interest in Euroue. 

■ It is reported that William A. Dyclie, member of the 

board of pharmacy and formerly connected with D. R. 
Dyche & Co., Chicago, is slated to succeed Dr. Robert 
D. Sheppard as business agent of the Northwestern 
University. Dr. Shepp&rd has announced his intention 
to resign. 2 

• Reported that T. O. Musser has bought Charles 

Wittig's drug stock at Freeport, and that Miss Susie 
Terry will have charge of the store. Rising & Cilnii- 
eubeard's new drug store in Champaign, was lormaiiy 
opened on June 13. 

A meeting of the Chicago section of the Aiueri- 

can Chemical Society was held at the Drug Trade Ciuo 
last evening. Prof. A. W. Palmer of the University 
of Illinois read a paper on "Water Analysis.'' 

James Henderson of Henderson Bros. Drug Co. 

and Mr. Todd, of Wanger & Todd, Waterloo, la.; ana 
H. H. Coat of Mason City. 111., were among the drug- 
gists who visited Chicago last week. 

The waiters' strike which has prevailed in Chicago 

for some days has tied up the dining room of the Ciii- 
cago rirug Trade Club. It is said that service will be 
resumed, however, in a day or so. 



Q 



AB B 0TT5 oRiGiW 

An|05turd Bittern. 



Q 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



(July 2, 1003. 



.• drug 

il Ill- l.llr rw t-'ordiT, 

liiiililiiiK Kii tlitf wi-xl »i(k- of iIk- 
1' ili-ii!>li-y wiiH u!<H<H'in(i-d willi 
1,1 J. Mrs. 

IT. fur wviTnl yi-nrs <lriii; l>iiy<T tor 
iii-r tc (.'<>., liiiH ri>MiKiH-<l. He Iins 
Mi ill iiiiiiil liut l» not j-et sure wliat 



II .1 ii.ir.' Iinx iHPiiglit till' Palace drug store in 

ItlMiiiniiietou i){ (.'liarIcK Collins. The new onuer lias been 
l<rrsoriiitioiiiKl in Cleary's for n iiuinlier of years. 

rrofetisor ('. S. .N. lialllierg of the Chici.so C. P., 

was iriven llie honorary decree of M. I), by the Uarvey 
.Miilieal follece on June ".Ij. 

Oliver David.ioii will erect n new drui; store in 

itluumiuKlon. The eontraet for the building lias been 
let. 

C. P. (iirlen sueeetds A. K. (Hilander, 5.500 Weiil- 

worth avenue, ChieaK". 

I>r. Havis has houtrht the store of the Githeus' Dm-' 

*'•:. at Nauvoo. 

Hoard of |>liannacy will meet in Chicago on Augus' 

11. 



WISCONSIN. 

The members of the Milwaukee Ph. A. have entered 

into nn agreement with the four wholesale drug firms 
of the city, whereby no orilers are to be sent to the 
wlioleiuilers later than 4 |i. m. on week days. Saturdays 
exeeiilcd. when orders are to be receiveil before 11 a. iii. 
In retiirii for this courtesy the wholesilers agree to fill 
all telephone orders the day nceiveil. 

Kred (i. Weiehman, who graduated from the Mil- 

waiikic Mc-dieal College is now with King & Kleutz, 
Merrill, t'laiik ICobinson is now at Harr's Oneida street 
store, Milwaukee. — Karl Srliiiri of Madi.son, is with 
Theienian's pharmiiey, Sheboygan, T. I). Kowe, Doilge- 
ville, is eleikiiig at ighiiiy Itros. store at Kort Alkiiison. 

Milwaukee alumni of the l/niversity of Wisconsin 

Collccv of I'harinaey have started a nioveuieiit for the 
i-stablishmeiit of a pharmacy fellowship anil are sending 
out iiotiei-s to fellow gradii.ntes with the object of rais- 
ing a fund of lf'400 for the first year. 

The McDonald Drug Store of Marinette, Wis., will 

be moved into the new Meiioniiuee Uiver Brewing Co. 
building about June 20. Mr. McDonahl has fitted up 
. e new store room and will have one of the finest stores 
in the city. 

MeDermott's drug slore nt Uio, has been bought 

by W. V. Taylor. The KIlis Drug Co. succeeds Lewis 
KIMk at Kenosha. W. K. Itarringer of Knraboo, is now 
in charge of the Wisconsin pharmacy, Madison. 
K. ShowalliT, formerly willi Dadd & Sons, Mil- 
waukee, has purchased the Wells street drug store of II. 
Emiiierii'li. o. It. (Jraf has purchased the Silver City 
drug More fr.mi Dr. I'. W. Itiehl. 

C. J. S» i'lideiiberg, formerly clerk in ISroonlee's 

I'I'.iriiuicy at Ilml-.m, Wis., has purchased n drug store 

nt AlU'iiilale, Norib Diikola. 

— W. II. MiicDoiiald, t.'liicago, has sncceedeil John 

Hcheidcrer at Jcrmun, Pflcuger & Kulimsted's, Mil- 

KAUkei'. 

The firm '.r I' ■ ' V:iiwick has dissolved 

.Mr. NnlMick . 

M. K. Ilii _• moving his drug 

•tore from Siriiin, \\ . . i. l;:.i.i, \\ i> 



MICHIGAN NOTES. 



Ilk Poll"., a r. 

;;.-.l IJ yeiii- 

i'lirii ago, an. I . .. 

vllliigi' Mill denlli rexnlleO Ir 

— P. W. CriN-n, for the pM- 

.111 at Ihc I'lxili- \ Jeiiki' < 



of Item. ,11 Harbor 
■ veil ill I teenlur iiii- 
-i.lc-nt of the 

-iilii-rlnleiiil- 
">. tit at Jackoon, 



)ia« rpniinied to accept a poiiition with the Central City 
Oil Company. 

Uerand S<'hrouder of (jrnnd Itapids will install fine 

mahogany fixinn-s, also a new si^a fountain, at the 
Central drug store. 

Frank Cochrane of Knill's drug store. Port Huron, 

liax resigned. His successor will be Wellington Travlh. 

The Star Drug Co. of Benton Harbor, capital stock 

!^5,0IX), has filed articles of asRociation at Lansing. 

I*'re<l KaKlibaugh of lietding succeeds C. B. Bower 

nt Hower's drug siore, .Mi>ndon. 



CLAKK-Nt^E K. TIIAYKU. druggist at Cmbituale, 
*':ss., is dead at the age of forty-one yt-ars, and aftei 
all il'iii sh of only a few days. He was bom in Ron- 
didph. Mess. As a boy he worked as an assistant in 
Kigehiw's drug store. Mr. Thoycr was n member of the 
Koyal Arcaiiiim and the Masons. A wife and daughter 
fiirvivc. The funeral was strictly private and the body 

V,M^ (l.llllll.d. 

WEST OF TME MISSiSSlPPI. 



NEBRASKA. 
X. A. Knhn J.iid Charles S. Sherman. Omaha drug- 
gists will lake a unique vacation in July. They will 
go by rail lo Denver where they will engage horses and 
make a trip on horseback across the mountains to Salt 
Luke City. Last summer Mr. Knhn made a horse- 
back trip to niunder Mountain, a journey of over 400 
mile.'.. Over the mountains of Colorado and L'tah these 
two gentlemen will find great chance to test their en- 
durance. 

1 Ir. !•'. Simons of Oakland was a visitor in the 

Omaha jobbing district. 'So were Creed McDaniels. 
manager of the Wyoming Drug Co., Hawlins, Wyo. 
P. S. Taggart, Gretna; W. P. Sampson, Blair; Frank 
Patrick, Kxeter: Dr. Simon, Oakland; Dr. Muirhehd, 
Central Cily; W. F. Cook, Underwood, la.; G. F. 
Shinklc. Geneva. 

It. K. Craiidall has just openeil a new store in 

Chapman. C. W. Hoot of Walbach, has sold to Norton 
Bros. The Patrick pharmacy has succeetled C. E. 
Xash, Exeter. Mrs. Harry Westveer, Schuyler, is re- 
covering from a severe illness. Wilber W. Aniiess of 
Dunbar, is recovering from a siege of mumps and ty- 
phoid fever. 

C. E. PofTock is building a very fine residence in 

Columbus. Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Farnsworth of Grand 
Island, arc making an extended trip through the east. 
H. E. Deirick, head prescriptiiui clerk for W. tJ. Boyer, 
York, marriiHl Miss Mary Newman of that place. 

1". .\. Scifert of the prescription department of the 

Sherman-.McCoiinell Co.. Omaha, is making a strong ef- 
fort to secure the nomination for appointment lUi tho 
State boaril of pharmacy. Mr. Seiferi was a member 
.if the California board from IWtT lo lOttl. 

The G.KKlrich Drug Co. of Ord, will dissolve. V. 

Uet/.maii of .Vliiia. has i.diiiitt>-.l M. H. Bates and the 
style is now F. Helximiii A: Co. Hickey & Gibney have 
started at Ithaca. J. E. .Vliderson of Scott's Bluff, has 
sustained a fire hiss. 

A. W. Atwood, of Plalsmoiith, has given a bill of 

sale upon his slock for $'_M"J1 !<> tJ. W. Gilman. former- 
ly of Talmage, The Gaiioiing Pharmacy Co. of Lincoln, 
baa sohl to A. Gaiser. 

C. C. .Moore and family. Si. Anthony, Ida., were In 

Omaha a few days ago on their way to visit r«'latiTi>« 
ill Missouri. Mr, Moore i» n member of Watson tc 
Moore. 

Mrs. P. <i. Fraiidseii of Elba, is passing the sum- 
mer at I lot Springs, S. D. Hoiiier Bowen has succeeded 
J. C. Fraught at Phillips. 



July 2, 1903.] 



NEWS DEPARTMENT. 



HEARD IN IOWA. 

Will W. llnygartU & Co. of Mason City, succoed 

C. V. Bell at Oelweiii. The H. C. Ady Drug Co. of 
Cnmdy Center, hns sold. F. L. Colgou has bought out 
Konetick & Gorman at Titouka. W. E. McAlpiue of 
Whittemore. has given a bill of sale. The Grand Ave- 
nue riiarmacy Co., Dcs Moines, has given a bill of sale. 
O'Malley & Thomburg, succeeds John E. O'Malley at 
Terry. 

Drug stock and fixtures of D. B. Sigworth at 

Aiiamosa. have been sold to JI. P. Sigworth, Jr., and H. 
Dnrgeloh, D. B. Sigworth, f(U-mcr proprietor, retiring. 
Xi'w tirm will be known as Sigworth, Dorgeloh & Co. 

E. Brugman & Co. have bought the Bender Palace 

Pharmacy at Dickens and have likewise acquired George 
B. Bender's business at Everly. Johnson & Zimmerman 
succeed C. F. Zimmerman at Gowrie. 

J. L. Simcoke has succeeded Lon Smith at Lennox. 

The firm of Algj-er & Armstrong, Sanborn, is now 
Algyer & Rentz. Scott & Godsel succeed G. H. Casa- 
vaw & Co. at Sac City. 

W. T. JIcKnight of Dunlap, is figuring upon the 

purchase of the Dennison Drug Co.'s store. G. F. Elliot, 
of Boone, has been succeeded by Elliot & Thorson. 

Eckhoff & Co. of Lime Springs, have traded their 

business. Ralph H. Harris has sold at Muscatine. 



PENNSYLVANIA BOARD GRANTS LICENSES. 

Ilarrisluuf;. June 29. — Secretary Charles T. George 
announcos the results of the meetings of the State 
Pharmaceutical Examining Board, held at Harrisburg 
and Pittsburg. April 18. 100.3. The Harrisburg meeting 
Avas conducted by Paul W. Houck, George W. Davis 
and Charles T. George. One hundred and eighty-six 
jursous appeared at this meeting for examination, 108 
fur registered pharmacist's certificates and 78 for that 
<if registered (jualified assistant pharmacist's certificates. 
Tliirty of the first named and 45 of the last named suc- 
<-eeiled in passing a favorable examination. 

Tlie Pittsburg examination was conducted by Louis 
Emanuel and Henry C. Porter. At this meeting 175 
persons presented themselves for examination, l>i for 
registered pliArinacist and 81 for registered qualified 
assistant pharmacist. Thirty-seven of the first nameil 
and 55 of the latter succeeded in passing a favorable 
examination. 

The successful registered ph.'irmacists are: Wayne 
M. Keet. Harrisburg; M. Luther Keller, Steelton; James 
Blaine Keener, Middletown; John M. Lefever, York; 
Edward R. Bradley, Gallitzin; Samuel S. Wendle, New- 
berry; Frank W. Jordan, Bedford; Maurice S. Brubaker, 
i'lyde H. Cooper, William GrofE, all of Lancaster; Steph- 
en Stevens, liingston; M. J. Spotanski, Nanticoke; Rich- 
ard F. Foote, Archibald; Freeman G. Lithgow, DuBois; 
John A. Wood, Old Forge; William H. McLanahan, Ty- 
rone; Charles F. Goldsmith, Mt. Pleasant; William L. 
Hagen, Port Allegheny. 

Leon ■ S. Mar.shali, Millville, N. J.; William E. 
Beamer, Charles Wagner; John T. Harbold, A. G. Spriss- 
]er, Andrew X. Hecker, William H. Ort, Leonard G. B. 
Batfield, Clarence Gaertner, John H. B. Leaman, James 
<;. Reed, Boyd V. Claybaugh, all of Philadelphia; Henry 
Marsden, Towanda; Charles F. Mascher, East Palestine, 
Ohio; Jesse C. Stilley, Hope Church; Samuel L. Donald- 
son, Kittanning; W. Kyle (leorge, Lisbon; Elizabeth 
Brown, Kittanning; Harry R. DeWolf, Chicora; Paul 
II. Earl. Ridgeway; H. W. Scott, Johnstown. 

Daniel II. Beek, Sharon; B. II. McQuistion. Butler; 
Joseph M. Spatz, Robert W. Nevin, Braddnck; James L. 
JIcAulis, New Castle; Robert G. Kerr, Slippery Rock; 
H. C. Henderson, Titusvillc; Norl)ert H. Johnston, Brad- 
ford; Anna J. McGill. Oakdale; Mary E. Atkinson, Con- 
vay; George M. Noonan, Jleadville; Robert W. McMui^ 



trie, Donora; Harold L. Guthrie, Frederick W. Hersche, 
both of Allegheny; Asbury Swimley, 'j.iieophilus A. Star- 
cyaski, W. Russel JlcCutcheon, S. Day Myers. George 
S. Sunderland, Charles F. Oyer, John Albert DutCort, 
Edward H. McCool, George R. Benjamin, H. S. Koss- 
ler, Ralmond E. Heiber, J. L. Patterson, ull of Pitts- 
burg. 

The successful registered qualified assistant pharma- 
cists are: Stanley G. Smith, J. Raymond Snyder and 
William David Burgeon, of Harrisburg; Andrew E. 
Spalding, Troy; Charles E. Schomo, Hamburg; Francis 
T. Elliott, Camden, N. J.; Horace F. Brubaker, Ka.v- 
niond B. Wissler, Harry Mundorf, Fred W. Steiger- 
walt, all of Lancaster; Paul P. Allen, Chambersburg; 
Melville D. Xesbit, Lewisburg; Patrick A. iioan, BaU. ; 
Joseph A. Shrom, Carlisle; Robert W. Schening, Glen- 
side; Charles H. Ewing. Wilmington, Del.; James T. 
Kearney, Scranton; William E. Thomas, Olyphant; Wil- 
liam Chester Fugate, DuBois; John I. Harvey, Tremont; 
Luther A. Craver, I'ork; Howard George .Sylvester, 
Wind Gap. 

Nelson L. Yeakel, Perkasie; Howard E. Walker, 
Milton; Charles J. Gallagher, Wilkes Barre; Henry 
Shapira, William E. Glaspell, John Tensola, Charles M. 
Diller, Frederick M. Snyder, William H. Baessler, Wil- 
bur C. Strawinski, Herman C. Grim, Joun A. Belts. 
Franklin W. Earl, George A. Gaskill, William E. Lucas, 
Lewis H. Ilausmann, Jr.; William Keiniedy. John H. 
(iross, Naehmin Koppel, Mary J. Sauter, Thomas E. 
Hughes, Jacob S. Keyser, William A. Kellar, all of 
Philadelphia; Ilenry E. Mathias, B. Leonard Lamb, Wil- 
liam T. Moore, of Washington; John J. Florey, Jean- 
nette. 

Charles H. Smith, Homestead; Fred C. Johnston, 
Ellwood City; J. M. Gilmore, New Castle; Earnest F. 
Woodward, Johnstown; Joseph R. Coltorrez, Jefferson; 
William R. Chapman, Tarentum; Charles D. Blair, Con- 
neaut Lake; David A. Tennant, Sharon; John C. Car- 
nfikan, East Liverpool; Harry R. Hogsett, Dearth; Wal- 
ter L. Ludwick, Pitcairn; Frank W. Goldsmith, Taren- 
tum; Agnes J. Rynd, New Kensington; Samuel J. 
Blackmore, William J. Forcht, Robert A. Garrard, 
of Butler; Guy R. Eddy, Glassport; Frank M. Carothers, 
L'niontowu; Harry D. Diffenderfer, Stephen A. Stright, 
Jr., of Braddock; William T. Hoffman, Yandergrift; 
Charles M. Patterson, Rochester; William A. Gra.v, 
Leech burg. 

Charles E. Willets, New Kensington; Clarence C. 
Miller, Charlei'oi; J. Arthur Young, Sharpsburg; Richard 
J. Gasford, Chicora; Walter A. Katzenmeyer, Frank N. 
Hayson, Lewis C. Gerould, Robert B. Winkett, George 
C. Habel, Joseph H. McGarr, all of Allegheny; John L. 
Blessiuger; A. Llo.vd Brawdy, Charles G. Wiegel, Meyer 
P. Seegman, Thomas E. Wall. Joseph B. Harver, Ed- 
ward Kinch, Abraham Canter, Harry I. Bachner, Fhiyd 
Taylor. Jacob E. Holsopple, Samuel L. Pauly, L. Ed- 
ward Greenawalt, Frank Kaminski, Albert E. Kearnly, 
Charles J. Beebe, all of Pittsburg. 

The next meeting for the examination of applicants 
will be held at Williamsport on Tuesday, July 21. 



NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 
SCHOOL OF PHARMACY . . . 

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY BITLDINO, CHICAGO. 
Unsurpassed New Equipment. Seven Laboratories. 

Twelve Teachers. Thorough Courses. 

NEXT TERM BEGINS SEPT. 7, 1903. 

Address Inquiries to 

PROF. OSCAR OLDBERG, 87 Like St., Chicago. 



24 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



(July 2, lOO:?. 



HONOR TO THIS WOMAN. 

il:irli.ir.l i.f Sjili'iii, Oro.. was np- 

■r n iiu-iiibfr of tl>o l»reB>iii Swte 

lionrd of plinriiinoy for a 

t.Tin of five years «uc- 

....-liiiK I.. W. M ly of 

l'orllati.l. Mis.« Harliora 
i< a nntive Orei-'oiiian, 
|...rii in ISTt'i. .\t llie age 
iif seveiitwn hIic began 
till' Rtiuly of pliiirnmcy, 
later slie t'wk a three 
y.ars' course at the Phil- 
iiiU-lpliia C. I*, where she 
KrailiialeJ in 1001. Miss 
Uarb.ir.1 is" a self-made 
woniun whose collegiate 

iilniaii..! 1 1 Iiy her earuinjrs as clerk. She is 

the tir»t woman in Oregon to bo honored with an ap- 
pointnienl of this kind, (iovrrnor Chamberlain is to be 
cougr.iluhiie<l. 




DRUG BUYERS SAVE MONEY. 

Yon have often heard the expression, "He is making 
nu.ncy on both ends of bis business," which is taken 
li> mean that the iudiviilnal referred to is a good buyer, 
as «ell as a gond salesman. The statement can also 
refer to the buyer who watches the advertising pages 
of the Era. 

Mere are some of the good things mentioned iu 
hist wicks' is'.ue: 

II.VHTS .VLI.MK.NTARY KMXIR contains the 
Ktininlating juices and salts of l)eef, with uo fat. This 
preparation is made by E. J. Ilart iV Co.. Ltd., New 
Urieaus. La., and the price is JT.jO per dozen. Tliey 
also make a scientific combination of Medicinal Uis- 
ninth Salts which is indicated wherever the Salts of 
Itismntli i.re indicated, and is called Lac-Bismo. put up 
ill two sir.cs, 4 oz., ^S.M iicr dozen, 10 oz., $12.00 per 
ilozcii. 

lIL.MrilKKYS" MEDICINE CO. want you tb 
have one of their cabiiiets for they '"sell their goods" 
to ynnr mutual advantage. There i.s always a demand 
for Ilumphreys' gcMuls the year round: put yourself 
in toncli with the demand by writing to 111 William 
St., N. Y., for their caliinet offer. 

M ELLIN'S FOOK.— This food is sold only in glass 
bottle* and keeps iierfectly any length of lime, iu any 
climaie. The lerfect condition of every bottle is guar- 
anleitl. Write to the Molliu's Focd Co.. Boston, Masf.. 
for wlmlcsalo price list. 

T.VItl.ETS.— 11. K. Parker, IS Spruce St.. X. Y., 
iiiakcK a spt<cialty of high class Private and Special 
I-*oni:'iti work, and his tablets have an excellent rep- 
III 'y, aci'iirncy. solubility, and uniformity. 

..ril.VTE. made by Kosengarteu .V: 
S ' . I'll. This lirni are experts iu the 

I, lit. as well as Morphine Sulphat<', 

l; .1 rotassinm I01I...C. It will p:iy 

J. - ■■!ll. 







I'ollapsible tubes. Mont 


M- 




iIk'I good things. Bel 


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DKKM.VL MEIUCATIOX.— Scherins & (ilati of 
New York, are »..lc agenlit for Stiefel's Me<licinal Suaiis. 
They should be a [lart of every drug stix'k. and an- for 
Kale by all jcil.l.crs. Literature funiishetl on rciiueiit. 

Ql'ALITY te I'lUITY.— The New York Quinine 
& Chemical Works uw th«tte two words "Ql'.VLITY 
and I'l'UITY" as emblems to represent the character 
of the prodiii-ts they sell. 

Tl'LLAH'S VACINAL SI'KAY.— Progressive drug 
stores are making handsome window displays and sales 
of Dr. Tiillar's Vaginal Spray. Write to the Tullar 
Co., 23 I'liion Sq., N. Y., and they will send you a 
sample prepaid for $1.IJI. which retails for fa.UO. Tbey 
have some cuts of window displays of their go»«ds made 
by prominent New York City druggists which you 
should see. 



OBITUARY. 
AN"I>ItICW O. WEEKS, formerly senior metnlHT 
of the well-kno'.vn lioston wholesale firm of Week« tc 
I'oiter, which later was the Weeks A: Potter Co., died 
on June I'C at his suuiiner roidtiice, lliiilford. Vt.. at 
the age of eiglitv. Death was due to heart difficulty and 
was not uncxipei-ted. Mr. Weeks was bom in North 
Yarmouth, Me. M the age of sixteen he s«'cure<l a 
place in the drug store of Frederick Itrown. In 1841 
he entered the store of Smith & F.iwle. and ten years 
later went into partnership with Warnii Potter, In 
the wholesale firm of Weeks & Potter. Mr. Potter 
died in ISIO. Not long ago the firm was wound up. 
Mr. Weeks is bcliered to have left a very large f.rliine. 
Jlis wife, two sons nud a daughter survive him. 

EDWARD M. PHELPS, who as druggist at Fox- 
boro. Mass.. was one of the prominent citizens and offi- 
cials of the town, died from a complication of diseases. 
He was born in Foxboro in ls.">S and clerkeil in his fath- 
er's iiharmncy. of which he later became the proprietor. 
In ISOO Mr. Phelps was elected to the office of town 
treasurer and had served as such ever since. lie also 
held many other important offices of trust. He was ;i 
local leailer in I>cniocratic politics. He left a wife and 
three children. 

RICHARD CAS.«EI'.EER. who formerly owned 
drng stores in this ci'y ami Mount Vernon, and wim n 
member of the well-known family of Cassebeer in this 
city, dieil ou June '22 at the Polyclinic llespilal. fr<m» 
the effects <if an operation for cancer. He was forty- 
seven years of age and a '74 graduate of the New Y'ork 
C. P. His brother, Herman Cassebeer. has a pharmacy 
at Forl.v-<r, iiittl «ti-et and Ninth avenue. 

OSC.M; ll.\III.(;i!EEN. :l!» years old. emplo.ve.1 at 
.f.iliiaiiM riiijii. I'.o-ti.n. as a druggist, coiiimillitl sui- 
cide by eiiiiiiig lis throat with a razor. 



in olitai: 
StvaiiMOM 
III. Tl. 



">U iiiv lit U>< 



Dr. David Ken nedy's 

NEW MEDICINES. 

r. r p.;.--, 

CALCUKA SOLVENT t«.00 

CALCUBA PLASTZBS i.00 

CALCUBA PILLS 1.00 

EPOERMI SOAP i.00 

LXEMALIXE OINTMENT 4.00 

ER. KENNEDY'S TONIC <K*rculUl*) . . . . (.OO 

tOUOHLINE SYBUP 4.00 

REDECUBA OIL 4.00 

OCCULINE BALM 1.00 

Sunploi, counter ailirrrtlilni and window dltpl>)ri pnTld*d> 
Adiliraa Ihe ln>nur>rlunr<, 

THE CAL-CURA CO.. 

Dr. Kennedy Bor. BONDOUT. M. T. 



July 2, 1903.] 



NEWS DEPARTMEXT. 



35 



PATENTS. TRADE MARKS, ETC. 




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JC373 



7J/./^^ 



ij/7/^ vs/fo^y 



PATENTS. 
Issued June 23, 1903. 

, — Hugo ilelchioi-, Omaha Neb. Cork for mak- 
ing bottles non-retillable. 

, — Carl Schonert, Newark, N. J. Bottle stop- 
per or seal. 

. — James J. Snigo, Pittsburg, Pa. Ice cream 
packing can. 

, — James J. Snigo, Pittsburg, Pa. Ice cream 
brick mold. 

, — -Charles A. Tatum, New York, N. Y., assignor 
to Whitall Tatum Co.. New Y'ork, N. Y., 
a corporation of New Jersey. Stopper for re- 
ceptacles. 

— Rene Koehler, Lyons-JIonplaisir, France. 
Solid soluble antiseptic. 

— Henry Redlich, Chicago, III. Tincture-ex- 
tractor. 

—Edmund J. Bennett, Flint, Mich. Bottle 
stopper. 

. — John Railton, Cheboyga* Mich., assignor to 
Ignatz Mayer, Detroit. Mfch. Truss. 

, — Frederick Reuken, Brooklyn, N. Y. Stand 
for bottles. 

— Augustus Bischler, Basle, Switzerland, as- 
signor to The Firm of Basle Chemical Works. 
Basle. Switzerland. Process of making 
sodium oxid. 

, — Carl Daub. Antwerp. Belgium, assignor of 
one-half to Julius C. Deuther, Detroit. Mich. 
Apparatus for making sulfuric anhydrid. 

. — Albert Lucas. Magdeburg. Germany. Bottle 
stopper. 

. — Henry F. Buttner, Idaho Falls. Idaho. Non- 
refillable bottle. 

.—William J. Moran, Yonkers, N. Y. Bottle 
closure. 

. — Charles K. Teter, Upper Sandusky, Ohio. 
Nasal inhaler. 

— Odon Palotai, Budapest, Austria-Hungary. 
Siphon bottle. 



DESIGNS. 
Registered June 23, 1903. 
-Bottle. Charles B. Garwood. Baltimore. Md., 
assignor to Allan-Pfeiffer Chemical Co., St. 
Louis. Mo. The ornamental dfsign for a bot- 
tle, as shown in the accompanying drawings. 



TRADE-MARKS. 
Registered June 23, 1903. 
40.031. — Tonic laxative and stomachic for man. George 
IT. Smith. Fresno, Cal. The representation of 
a black hog. 
40.0.32. — Internal antiseptic and uric-acid solvent. 
Knoll it Co.. T.udwisrshafen-on-the-Rhine, Ger- 
man v. The word "Formogen." 



40,033. — Medical compound to be used as a haemostatic. 
Knoll iV: Co., Ludwigshafen-on-the-Rhine, Ger- 
many. Tlip Avord "Styptol." 

40.034. — Ktiiiili.- fi'i- skin diseases. Knoll & Co., 
l,uchvi'.:-li:il.'ii-(]n-the-Rhine, Germany. The. 
wiiiil ■■Aiiilirasol." 

40,035. — Remedies for throat and lung diseases. Alonzo 
Frank Richardson, New York, N. Y. The 
word "Cerumeedrona." 

40.03G. — Remedies for kidney, liver and bladder trou- 
bles. Alonzo Frank Richardson, New York, 
N. Y. The word "Urena." 

40,037. — Internal remedies for diseases of the stomach 
and intestines. McConnon & Company, Wino- 
na, Jlinn. The representation of a bottle in- 
closed in a circular band, below which is a 
s( r.ill ci'.iv>iii:.r the Viand. 

40.038. — T,iiiiiM'iii< r>rr external and internal uses, 
(Ji Ml-,, v.. Kusfell Seymour, Ind. A monogram 
comiK.sed ..r the letters "C O M." 



10.122 
10.123 



LABELS. 

Registered June 23, 1903. 

, — Title: "Ilentz's Curative Bitters." (For a 
medicinal preparation). Hentz' Bitters Com- 
pany, Philadelphia, Pa. Filed May 23, 1903. 

— Title: "Chlorodyne Plaster.' (For medical 
lilastersl. Jos. S. Angenv, Jr., Ambler, Pa. 
Filed June 1, 1003. 



PHARMACEUTICAL INSTRUCTION IN NO. DAKOTA. 

The department of pharmacy of North Dakota Agri- 
cultural College, Fargo, has just completed the first 
year of its existence and consequently there are no grad- 
uates this year. Prof. E. L. Ladd, dean, reports that in 
another year there will be students to graduate in the 
two year course and in the four year course there will 
be no graduates lOr three years. As now organized the 
members of the faculty are E. F. Ladd. B. S.. and 
Hugh JIcGuigan, P.. S.. Chemistry; Charles H. Kim- 
berley. M. S., pharmacy: L. Van Es, M. D., V. S.. 
h.vgiene. and Adelo Shepperd. assistant. The students 
maintain, under direction of the ilepartment, a Chem- 
ical Club for the presentation of papers and conversa- 
tional inquiry. 



The Kansas Board of Pharmacy elected the follow- 
ing officials at its recent meeting in Chanute: President, 
Joi'.n T. Moore. Lawrence: secretary, W. E. Sherriff, 
Ellsworth: treasurer, W. W. Naylor. Holton. Forty- 
fvc aiipli<'ants took the examination. The next meet- 
iUL- of the Board will be held at Concordia August 2C. 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



[July 2, 1903. 




FEW PRICE CHANGES AND THEY FAVOR BUYERS. 

1 .. June 'M. — .VIllioiiKli iiniuiriis Uave be«Q 
,; .ill imncls, ihf UK'uri-gate voluiue ol busi- 

I. .:iii(tl uf luir avt-ruKe iiroportiuus aiiJ tleal- 

iT" j.iw '.•j..<wt no iiicliuatiuu tu ouuiplaiii. A majority 
of till- iliKiimtioiLS iu values have favored buyers but the 
cliuiiKeK are uioro iu the way of revision tliuu actual de- 
cline*. 

Ul'lUM. — A coutiiiued tame and uomterestmg mar- 
ket is rejwrted without further ohauge iu values and 
jobbers are <iuotini; $X-b(ii:iAO for U per cent, and 
f:',.X>fii 'JSA> for 11 per tent. Towdered is moving slowly 
in small lots nt lf4.'J.V(/ (..'.O for Ki per cent., fl.Tui'ii.u.OO 
for li> per cent, and y4..'S'>'i( 5.<X) for granulated. 

MOltl'lll.NK. — .V contniued active jobbing business 
is in progress wiili quotations steadily maintained at 
j"J.5<K<i2.l<U li'r eighths in ounce-boxes, $:i.45fig 2.55 in 
:i'-j-oz. boxes, S^.'JOCu li.^5 iu ounce-vials and ifli.'JOCy -.30 
in "5-OI. cans, as to brand and iiuantity, less the usual 
rebate on purchases of round lots. 

Ql'INl.NK. — There have been no further develop- 
ments since the decline note<i last week and the market 
has ruled quiet with jobbing quotations nominally un- 
<-lianged at 'JU'i/ :J;!'ji-. for bulk in 100-oz. tins, HSVj® 
i;4c. in 50-OZ. tins. '^AOi'^i'^^c. iu :i5-oz. tins, 25^1i5'/2C. 
in 15 or lOoz. tins and .'{OfnIJOVjc. in ounce vials, ac- 
cording to brand and quantity. 

MENTHOL. — Competition among importers has had 
a depressing eflfect on the market and jobbers have re- 
duced quotations to ?8.00^ S.50 per lb. and 00(?i,G5c per 
ounce. 

SKNE<;.\ HOOT. — Values continue to show a de- 
clining tcndencv and jobbing quotations have been 
further nnluci'd 'to ^1.10fjil.20 for whole and $1.2O(gl.30 
for powilered. 

AJtKC.V Nl'TS. — Supplies nrc more abundant and 
jobbers have marked (niotations down to liO^lioc. for 
whole and 'J5'</.'iOc. for powdered. 

Il'KC.VC — Kio is easier and jobbers are willing to 
sell at ?1.7<»fti l.'.tn for whole and $1.80'?/ 2.05 for pow- 
<Iere<l, accirding to qualitv. 

I'S'KJ.V S.VLAI* OIL. — Manufacturers prices are 
'Jr. higher and jobbing quotations show an advance to 
h'di'A: hv the barrel and tJT'i/ 77c. for less. 

OIL SI'KAUMI.NT.— .lobbing prices have been re- 
dui-.d to .<I.(N)(',(4.2.''), according to size of order. 

• Ill, \VnIt.M\V()l»I>.— Tni.ling has been light and 
iiiiiiii|M.ri;iiit aiiil revised jolibin:; c|iiot;itions show a rc- 
du'ii..ii I.. .<(i.2.''V; 7.<"N) for bi-st and .'?,"i.75'<( ri.2,j for gori.l. 

1!.VI^S.\M ToLt'. — Lack of demand and a conse- 
quent easier market have caused a decline in jobbing 
pricv tr. :•.(•';/. fjc. for 50-lb. cans. 3lr.».34c. for 10-lb 
■ I ' " i-c. for less. 

Foreign markets are lower and Fimt 
J 'US have been reduced to $2.50®2.75 as 

I rue Cape are exceedingly scarce, the 

.^ almost exhiiUsted. and jobbers have ad- 

^ "> 22'(/27c. for whole and 27'ft32c for 

,M,U,|.,..i 

lUTUt' LK.WKS. — Short are slightly easier with 
jobbing i| not nt ions showing a decline to 39fi(i49c. for 
whole and lIlLVte. for powdered. 

.I.\I'.\N W.\X. — I'riinary inarket.s are cabled lower 
nuA hpot jobbing qiiotatioiiN have been re<lnecd to 20@ 

•lies are nffiTed more freely 
• I'-cline to 5'.,.r,i('(e. by the 
'■ r Miinnli(i<>s. 

1 1 ions show n decline 
'■ for enkes. 

The market In belter 

••' luotations to nOlii.'J.'c. 

^ — I'lider n similar fnllu- 
ili'-d lo :\Tifii Uh; for whole 

ii iMuple nnd iobbers 
I for bulk and :!lWiT 



INDEX TO THIS NUMBER. 

Pasc. 
.VSSOCIATIO.\,><. Clubii. -Vlumni, Etc. — <liic.T;:o 
\'elcraL l>r(ii;gisl«, I'.l: -Vmericiin «'liemii;il S 
ety, Chicago .Si-ctiou, 21; .Vmerican rhaii; 
ticul, 13; Oernian Apothecaries, 14; lllin..i- i' 
mnceuiii-al. 20; Iowa riiurmaceutlcal, l." !\ 
tucky riiarniaceutical, 13; Maryland l*h:i: 
tical, IS; .National .Vssociation Itetail lii 
8; Nebraska I'harniaivutical, 12; New Ilai:^ 
Pharmaceutical. 11; .New York Oin.si'Ug ijr..«i.r-, 
10; Ohio Pharmaceutical, 11; I'eunsylvania Phar- 
maceutical, 12; Philadelphia L»rug Clerks" Union. 
J8; Syracuse Itetajl Uruggist.s, Iti; reiin.-ssee 
State Uruggistjj, IS; Wisconsin I'harniac-eutiral. . 21 
BOAUDS OF PHAH.MACY.— Kansas, 25; .Nevada, 
20; New York (Kasteru Branch), 15; PeuuByl- 
vania, 2.'l: Khode Island, 17; Teaneasee, 13; 

Vermont 12 

Chloroform. Di-compnaition 8 

COLLEGES OF PHARMACY.— Chicago, 21: 
Maine University, 13; Mercer University, IC; 
Michigan University, 21: North Dakota Agricul- 
tirral College, 2.1; Vunderbilt University, 13; 

Wisconsin t'niversity 22 

Depilatory 9 

KDITOUIALS.— A LighthouBe on a Hill, or a Dark 
Lantern, 3; Lord. l>\ven iV I'o. Failure, 2: Mu- 
nicipal Manufacture ami S<icialism, 1; New Y'ork 
Brand of Antitoxin to Disapix-ar from the Mar- 
ket, 1, Price Cutting in a New Disguise, 3; 
Signs of Prosperity, 3; The "Old Boys" of Chi- 
cago, 2; Traps for I.,oose Pennies, 2; What Do 

Y'ou Know About Drug Abuse? 2 

Flics, Horses and Cattle 10 

Fruit, Prtservativc 10 

Lecithin * 8 

MARKET REPORT 26 

Negatives, Surface Stain 9 

NEWS LETTERS.— Baltimore, 18: Boston. 17: 
Buffalo, 10: Chicago, lit; Cincinnati, 19: Connec- 
ticut, 17; Detroit, 20; Iowa, 23; Nebraska, 22; 
New Orleans, 19: New York, 14; Philadelphia, 
18; Providence, 17; Syracuse, 16; Washington, 

D. C, 18: Wisconsin. v. 22 

Osier la 

PATENTS. Trade-Marks, Etc 25 

PERSON.VLS, Including Obituaries, Items of Per- 
.sonal Interest. Etc. — .Mtenheini, Charles, 24; 
Bodemann, Wilhelin, 0; Brooklvn Buving Club, 
14: Calvert Drug Co., 14: Campbell, Geo. S., 3; 
Cassebeer, Richard, 24; Cliffe, William L., 18; 
Croshcr. Henry P.. 15: Duckett, Dr. 
Edward A.. 19; Freeman Perfume Co., 19; 
Garst, Di. .Ttilius A.. 17: Gairish, F. L., 15: 
Harbord. Kitty Walker. 24; Lauer. .1. W.. 20: 
New York C'onsoliilated Drug Co.. 14; Parke, 
Davis & Co.. 20: Phelps. Edward M.. 24; Potts. 
Frank. 22: Sh.ckoe Drug Co., 14; Stutzlen, Frank 
C 10; Vaugliaii-Koberlson Drug Co., 14; Weeks. 

Andrew G 24 

Pharmacists, Nnv.nl 9 

OURSTiON BOX !t 

Rhodlnol in 

Rice Monument Dolicntion 15 

Sandalwood. Extinction 8 

SHOP TALK 4 

Tinctures, Ineompntibilities 9 



The Nevada Hoard of Pharmacy held o meeting nt 

the Riverside Hotel, Reno, but little business of an impor- 
tant nature was transacted. One candidate for exam- 
inn lion appeared, but he was not successful. Permanent 
oertificales were granted .lohn M. Towidey, Lovelock, 
John A. Uhlaiid. Tonojiah; E. B. lairing. Lovelock; Clay 
H. Powell. Tonopah. and Christian H. Young. Winne- 
miteen. The perninnent eenilicatc^ were granted to np- 
plieanls who filtHl diplomas and certificates of oollesea 
and boards of pharmacy of other states. 



y>—<\ I'lii'inr i|nointion« 
t'llii. I.,r lexi. 



■ "•IT and lb.' 
the bag and 



DIRECT IMPORTERS OF 

ASAFOETIDA, INSECT FLOWERS. SAGE, 
SENNA, HERBS and SPICES. 

M rllt- lor Hiiini. I,., 1111,1 ,,i,..ljill.>iii 

MoCORMICK & CO., 

MMulKlurln (.licmUlt. Imporlcn •oil Urlodcn, HALTIMORB 



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he shouldn't try to remember — it isn't safe. These 
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important factor and accuracy is strictly essential. 
There are questions about dosages, dose equivalents, 
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The highly educated pharmacist who tries to con- 
duct a store without a knowledge of business details 
will inevitably fail. 

In the same way will a business man who tries to 
run a pharmacy without some knowledge of the pro- 
fession inevitably come to grief. 

Speculation as to the relative values of the two 
classes of knowledge is useless — both are necessary. 

There are good business men who make poor 
pharmacists, and good pharmacists who make poor 
business men. 

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HABD CASH AlTD NO NONSENSE. 

There has been a tendency of late years to exalt 
the bread and butter element of pharmacy at the ex- 
pense of every other feature of the calling. Every 
movement and proposal has been subjected to the test, 
"will it pay," and there has been a very common in- 
clination to sneer at everything in which a direct profit 
is not apparent. It is quite proper that the commercial 
side of pharmacy should receive a large share of atten- 
tion, for upon that depends the welfare of the indi- 
vidual members of the calling, but it is well to keep 
in view the American propensity of carrying things 
too far. Men must have bread and butter, but in keep- 
ing our eyes too closely fixed upon the material we run 
the risk of missing immaterial rewards of far greater 
value. In its glorification of the commercial, phar- 
macy merely shows the influence of the times. Com- 
mercialism has invaded all walks of life, and colors 
our every thought and motive. In itself, and kept 
within bounds, this spirit is not unwholesome. It 
tends to remove the shams and false sentiment which 
are apt to conceal the things in life that are really 
worth while. But we can not afford to permit it to 
destroy the ideals that men in all ages have valued 
above mere gold. The care of the suffering and the 
cure of disease are services to humanity which should 
call out the most noble and unselfish qualities in men. 
Let us see what the reduction of the healing art to 
a hard cash basis has done. To give as little as pos- 
sible and to get in return as much as possible, is the 
basic commercial principle. The logical result is a 
market flooded with quack nostrums, the disgrace of 
the pharmacist and the despair of the physician. What 
we need is not less of the vague something that the 
commercial world is pleased to call "nonsense," but 
more sentiment of humanity and unselfish devotion to 
the higher aims. 

THE HISTORICAL ELEMENT. 

Sentinyent and unrcmunerative devotion to calling 
arc not dead in pharmacy, although the spirit mani- 
fested at some recent gatherings would lead one to 
think so. There are even flourishing associations 
which could not be made to yield one cent of profit. 
The society of veterans in Chicago is entirely with- 
out any bread and butter features, and yet it inspires 



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I [tilv 0. 1003. 



more enthusiasm than any commercial association in 
the country. One of its enterprises promises much 
for the development of the professional pride ani 
solidarity that American pharmacy so sadly lacks. It 
is the collection of historical material and the prepar- 
ation of papers by men who have helped to make 
history. Mr. Ebert is doing a work which is of the 
greatest importance to the generations of pharmacists 
who are to follow him. As a lasting achievement 
the historical work of this association is likely to rank 
far higher than the saving of a few pennies on a secret 
remedy. .And the work is not by any means all self- 
sacrifice. Mr. Ebert finds reward enough, for we are 
told that he occasionally neglects his business to dig 
historical facts out of books and old papers. The 
historical committee of the American Pharmaceutical 
Association is doing similar work, but on a larger 
scale. Instead of one city, its field oi inquiry includes 
the entire country. The committee has begun the 
collection of historical monographs for the use of 
future historians, and is ambitious to establish a na- 
tional pharmaceutical museum at Washington. The 
fulfilment of this ambition may be several years off, 
but the most certain way to secure the desired result 
is to begin collecting now. Sections of the committee 
are collecting files of pharmaceutical journals and pre- 
paring life histories of the periodicals; compiling ac- 
counts of the work of the various U. S. P. revision 
committees; gathering data relative to pharmaceutical 
education, preparing histories of local associations, 
etc. This work is entirely free from the taint of com- 
mercialism. It can never pay, and must be followed 
purely for the love of it. Still we are convinced that 
the historical section of the A. Ph. A. will always 
receive as much attention as sections promising divi- 
dends, for we know that in spite of its apparently 
sordid spirit, the calling is not wholly given up to dol- 
lar pursuing. 

SBUGGIBTS A&E ALWAYS TRUTHTtn.. 

When tlie philosophers have figured out in their 
comfortable armchairs that the world is fast going 
to the bow-wows, something will invariably turn up 
to show that things are not beyond repair by any 
means. The intense commercialism of the present 
time has caused many apprehensions. It has often 
seemed to students of the times that honor were at a 
discount. Now, all unexpected, comes a decision ot 
a justice of the Supreme Court that a salesman must 
tell the exact truth about his wares. He ordered a 
firm to pay the complainant a large sum of money be- 
cause, "the statements made by the <lefendant were 
representations of fact and not mere expressions of 
opinion. They were untrue, delibclrately made with 
the kiK^wlcdge of their falsity, and with the intention 
to mislead and deceive the plaintiflf." In other words 
the firm tolil an elTectivc business lie, and the judge 
refused to consider it a white one. Deceiving custom- 
ers sri-nis. therefore, to be contrary to law. Is it pos- 
l'' 'li.il truthfulness in tra<le will henceforth be corn- 
Honesty has long been called the best poli- 
. -Iiir, nnti preachers, hut there are a number 
I'tlses in which it is at a sad disad- 
ii has been the custom to excuse 
\i\r iiu ri noil - loriuou* stalrmenis, by saying that 



everybody is liable to make a slip in the heat of barter. 
If it is true that this ancient principle is to be given 
up, it must be that the world is growing better. We 
do not, however, expect the millenium to come at 
once. Adulteration, substitution and the watering of 
stock are still very popular and profitable. Much 
water will flow though the mill before all salesmen will 
have lost the art of "saying the thing which is not," 
and all advertisements will be statements of carefully 
authenticated fact. 

PATENT KEDICntE TAKIMO, A BYXPTOM OF IMBAiniY. 

A Boston millionaire has died and, as usual, the 
heirs are trying to break the will. The reason given 
for setting aside the will is also the usual one, insan- 
ity, but the proofs arc sufficiently unusual to attract 
the attention. It seems that the poor man had odd, 
though not extraordinary, notions about therapeutics. 
For instance, he considered sand a sure cure for dys- 
pepsia, and occasionally refreshed his friends with 
doses of this valuable drug. But the main proof of the 
heirs, is the testator's' fondness for patent medicines. 
He kept hundreds of bottles in-his room and was fond 
of preparing evil-tasting mixtures. The case is still 
pending and the judge is probably having an interest- 
ing tinte preparing his decision. Whatever, that may 
be, we have our own opinion about the man's sanity. 

WITHOUT ANY HABITS WHATEVZK. 

One philosopher says that, man is a bundle of 
habits, another that habits form character. A Trenton 
druggist see*ns to have discovered that in a drug 
clerk all habits are entirely useless and reprehensible. 
The Philadelphia Press recently contained an adver- 
tisement for "a registered pharmacist in New Jersey 
without any habits whatever." 

TH£ STOMACH PtTMP STILL USEFtTL. 

We do not know whether superstition has any- 
thing to do with it or not, but people still seem to 
have the primitive notion that every medicine is a 
sort oi benevolent spirit that exercises a curious 
sovereignty over all ills, and will do no harm if it does 
no good. It is only in this way that it is possible to 
explain certain forms of carelessness in the use of 
drugs. A Boston woman recently suffered a severe 
headache and took the first remedy that ofTered with- 
out so much as looking at the label. It happened to 
be a solution for removing corns and required the 
vigorous attention of physicians and a stomach pump. 

WHEN IN DOtTBT, BLAME THE DRVOOIST. 

A Washington correspondent sends us the follow- 
ing story, and inquires facetiously whether, in addi- 
tion to the many indignities already heaped upon him, 
the longsufTering druggist is now also to be called to 
account for every iniquity that occurs outside his store 
as well as inside. .A man standing in front of a drug 
store was knocked down by some one who escaped 
unseen, and the (Iruggist being the only person in 
sight when the victim regained his feet was accused, 
as a matter of course. At the trial the pharmacist 
put in the best possible plea, namely that "he didn't 
do it," and was acquitted, triumphantly, be it said in 
justice to all concerned. It came out that the man 
deserved the chastisement which the real assailant 
cheerfully confessed to having administered. 



July 9, 1903.] 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



29 



POPULAR SCIENCE. 

We have frequently heard it remarked that the 
writings of scientific men are not popular because they 
are written in a dull, uninteresting style. There is no 
■doubt some truth in this statement, for men of science 
are by reason of their training and habit of thought, 
prone to devote tnuch attention to accuracy and very 
little to grace of diction. The popular inind demands 
that its tastes and habits be very carefully considered 
— if it is not amused it wanders — and this is precisely 
what the man of science can not and will not do. 
He considers only the observed phenomena, and the 
accurate recording of his observations, .But the fault 
does not all belong to the man of science. We have 
recently had a number of exploitations of the sort of 
science that the popular taste will endure, and it is 
pretty poor science. The ti'ouble seems to be that the 
popular mind is essentially unscientific, and can be 
"brought to accept anything of a scientific nature only 
ty means of startling facts and adventurous specula- 
tions. The people care nothing about the fundamental 
laws and truths which are the important portion of 
science. What is wanted is something sensational, 
■something unheard-of in common experience, and yet 
stimulating to the imagination. There have lately 
■been many popular discussions of the more spectacu- 
lar of recent discoveries — some studies in biology and 
the strange behavior of radium. Are the real wondei j 
of the phenomena held up to an admiring public? Not 
at all. The successful popular science writer "plays 
tip" some unimportant feature or wanders ofif in some 
tmwarranted speculation — in other words, follows the 
e.xact tactics of the sensational journalist. The re- 
semblance between the so-called science printed even 
in our most conservative magazines and the daily out- 
pourings of the yellow press is startling — the same 
hysterics, the same inaccuracy, and the same omis- 
sion of essential details! 



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The Grindstone Goes on Turning. 

'T can't abide to see men throw away their tools 
i' that way the minute the clock begins to strike, as if 
they took no pleasure i' their worl<. and was afraid of 
doing a stroke too much. I hate to see a man's arm 
drop down as if he was shot, before the clock's fair- 
ly struck, just as if he'd never a bit o' pride and de- 
light in 's work. The very grindstone'll go on turning 
a bit after you loose it." — George Eliot. 



Minding One's Business. 

Minding one's own business is all very well, but 
the clerk of today, who loses no opportunity of learn- 
ing something about the other fellow's work, may be 
the manager of tomorrow. — Spatters. 







DOES NOT AGREE WITH THE ERA ABOUT NA- 
TIONAL BUREAU OF FOODS AND 
MEDICINES. 

-r , T-.- ^r^"""' "'"• ^'- J- J"'y I- 1903. 

lo the Editor:— I request the privilege of briefly 
discussing your comments upon the proposed Nation- 
al Bureau of Medicines and Foods, on the first page 
of your issue of June 18. I am sure that you will not 
consider it disrespectful for one who has assisted in 
working out the "mass of necessary details" to which 
you refer, to say that had you possessed sufficient 
time to have understood these details you would have 
recognized the inconsistencies of some of the ideas 
expressed in.j'Our editorial. 

1. The practicability of successfully operating such 
a Bureau can not seem more doubtful to you than it 
did to us when we first considered it. We have reached 
a different conclusion because we believe that we 
have found a practical solution of every difficult prob- 
lem which has presented itself to us, as it does to 
you. We think it highly improbable that you or oth- 
ers will think of any important difficulty which has 
not been considered in the three years of study which 
the plan has received, because we have enjoyed the 
criticisms of practical people throughout. This con- 
sideration should suggest the probability that our 
conclusions may be correct and should entitle the en- 
terprise to a full discussion. 

If I interpret your views correctly, you recognize in 
general the legitimacy of the field of operation of the 
Bureau, in view of existing conditions. I have met 
scarcely anyone w-ho does not, and I think it is also 
true that the desirability of accomplishing, in some 
way, the purposes contemplated by the Bureau, is 
very generally conceded and need not be discussed. 
The practicability of the plan is the subject of discus- 
sion. 

2. You say: "This board is to fi.x standards of 
identity, purity, quality and strength not in conflict 
w'ith the U. S. Pharmacopoeia, etc." The Pharmaco- 
poeia has already established these standards for the 
great majority of the preparations, so far as drugs and 
medicines are concerned, with which it would be the 
intention of this Bureau to interest itself. In the case 
of any article for which these specifications are not 
given in detail by the Pharmacopoeia, it would be the 
purpose of the Bureau to adhere as closely as possible 
to its principles and spirit. 

3. Your comments on the failure to accomplish 
the desired results by Government act are very mild. 
Let me add that the most recent attempt failed 
through the operations of what has been declared to be 
the most wealthy and powerful lobby maintained at 
Washington in tw'enty years. The Government has 
been authorized'to rigidly restrict foreign adulteration 
of goods to be sent here, but it was forbidden to in- 
terfere with domestic adulteration of the imported 
articles after they get here. Is the fact that our man- 
ufacturers, thus rej)resented, have virtually demanded 
and secured a monopoly in the degradation of goods, 
entirely without significance? I may view this case 
wrongly, but I certainly state my view correctly. If 
it is wrong, it is in order for you or those who see 
the error to point it out conclusively. 

4. You say: "Under existing conditions it can 
not pay even a majority of the manufacturers of the 
country to abandon every trick of production, legiti- 
mate and otherwise, and to adopt absolute sincerity in 
advertising methods while their rivals employ all the 



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IJiily it. 1903. 




I'.. 



ingenious devices which years of keen competition 
have developed. Non-interference has been the slog- 
an of the opponents <if pure food legislation, and the 
same principle will determine most manufacturers to 
leave the National Bureau of Medicines and Fooils 
severely atone." 

The error in this argument seems to me to lie 
in the supposition that the other houses will continue 
in their perverse course, as you assume. Those who 
have studied the situation, while. in doubt on many 
points, are no longer so regarding certain others. 
One of the latter is the attitude of physicians and. 
to almost as great an e.xtent. that of pharmacists. 
Just as soon as pharmacists become informed of the 
possibility of securing an article the oflFicial <|Uality of 
which is guaranteed by so responsible an authority, 
it would be to their interest to educate their medical 
friends lo this fact, so that the latter, influenced by the 
per-uasions of manufacturers' representatives, would 
no longer compel thcni to keep several different 
brands (jf the same article one brand bearing the Bu- 
reau's certificate would be as good as another. .\nd 
jusi as soon as the physician secured the same inform- 
atifin. lie would demand goods bearing the Bureau's 
certificate, to the rejection of all others, from what- 
ever source. The views of medical men have been 
sufficiently canvassed to make us sure of these facts. 

'' ■' V view of the matter can be most clcar- 

1 'lows: .\t the i)resent time the coinpe- 

1 > lew and relatively insignificant houses 

sum. •- I.I ii>rcc concessions from manufacturers at 
large, either in prices or in (|uality or in both: be- 
cause there is no influence upon which they can fall 
back for preventing their adherence to tin- principle 
of "goiMl guilds at fair prices" from inuring to the 
lirnrfit iif till- frw who are bent on supplying |)oor 
It is a simple matter of <laily 
iliey must either yield or lose the 
.|i..-iil s\,|(in the inlluence would 
M went .\ very frw 
til the Bureau's en- 
•r.e virtuous methods 
m.ij..nij. mil tliough the latter were 



"Tl,.- ini.r. i„r 



be that a 
iar from 
' the en- 



a valuable acquisition." There is no such inference? 
Let us assume that every word stated by every manu- 
facturer is true (and it would not be the Bureau's 
intention to say otherwise), and the situation is still 
just the same as it would be if all they said were un- 
true. It is through the manufacturers' own action 
that they are distrusted. Kach manufacturer main- 
tains a force of travellers whose business it is to make 
physicians and pharmacists of the United States be- 
lieve that all other manufacturers are saying what is 
not true. Is it not to be expected that each of these 
will meet with a certain degree of success? We do 
not believe that any considerable number will distrust 
the statements of the representatives of the two na- 
tional associations, when once the organization is un- 
derstood. Vou may imagine for yourself the effect 
of such a situation as the following: The Bureau 
refuses its certificates for a certain lot of an article. 
Only the manufacturer concerned is advised of this 
fact. Me objects to the Bureau's findings and states 
that his own chemist has reached a different result. 
He is thereupon respectfully referred to a certain 
sample analyzed by his own chemist at the Bureau's 
re(|Ue--t. on a certain day and under a specified num- 
ber, and is informed that this sample represented his 
own goiids and that the Bureau's findings were those 
of his <nvn chemist. Or. one manufacturer may ex- 
press doubts about the certificate given to another's 
goods and then find in like manner that the result ad- 
vertised by the Bureau is that reached by himself and 
others who have reported under number only, on the 
goods in <;uestion. 

<). Concerning your closing paragraph, we can 
only rejieat in earnest and with absolute knowledge 
of the facts, what you say in sarcasm regarding phy- 
sician's ilistrust of manufacturers' advertising litera- 
ture. Possibly you are thinking of journal advertis- 
ing, whereas we arc thinking of the persuasive cir- 
culars, the throwing of which into the waste-basket 
consiiines a large and disagreeable portion of the 
pliysici.Tus' leisure time. 

I really think, Mr. Ivditor, that you know this as 
well a> r do. and that ycu wotild not be willing to 
make .1 serious and explicit denial. 1 am ei|ually 
sure that the Bureau'^ statement^, when the manner of 
their origin is understood, would not meet with a 
similar fate. 

11. H. RUSBY, Chairman 



[July 9, 1903. 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



31 




THE C. P. HAS A LETTER WHICH THE DRUGGIST AND THE 
CLERK PROCEED TO ANSWER. 

"I lia\c a lulliT luTc." l)egaii the C. P., "tliat you 
will, please, think about a moment." 

"Some more .standard nonsense?" 

"Hardly! The soda fountain!" 

"That sounds proiuising." 

The sage carefuly adjusted his spectacles, spread a 
letter post-marked "Chicago" on the show case, and 

"Has the C. P. ever meditated on the fact that 
many people mix up cause and effect, profit and loss. 
gross revenue and net revenue, apparent profit and 
real profit?" 

"The journals are full of articles on 'How to make 
the Fountain pay.' Here is a very, very, very plain 
question, and yet I think very few fountain druggists 
have ever asked themselves that question, 'Do the 
fountain men figure on interest and the wear and tear?" 

"I have seen it stated and figured out that the usual 
interest and the usual wear and tear just about wipe 
out a plant (apparatus) in seven years. That is, if 
you pay $3,000 for a creation of an apparatus, inside of 
seven years you do well to get an expressman to haul 
it away for what he can get out of the mess — and you 
are out your interest. 

"Has the C. P. ever run a fountain? Does he know 
what the ice, the ice-cream, the napkins, the soda 
crackers for free lunch, the flowers, the fans, the elec- 
tric current for fans, the light, the extra light for extra 
hours, the e.xtra wages, white jackets, etc.. cost? And 
then sell a glass of lo-cent ice cream for 5 cents, and 
have people monkeying around the soda bar for ten 
min'-:tes? 

"Yes. I said bar. Mr. C. P. Law and order leagues 
thunder against knockout drops at the regular bars. 
What about the pharmacy soda bar, where, according 
to oiificial reports, the white winged barkeeper inter- 
prets the wink of a young gentleman and slings a dose 
of gin fizz dope into his young lady friend's glass? 

"Does it pay financially? Does it pay morally to 
run a bar in the pharmacy? Let the C. P. who solves 
many ciuestions that are hanging fire between heaven 
and hell settle this, or try to settle this problem! 

"The question of shorter hours is a pressing one. 
Most people are glad to quit at 10 p. ni.. but the 
fountain makes it necessary to keep open shop on 
warm nights, just when rest in the open air is most 
desirable. 

"What is there fascinating about the dashed thing? 
Why do so many fools believe that every cent coming 
in over the fountain counter is clear net profit? Ask 
them, man to man, and few will have the cheek to 
even claim one cent profit. All admit the eternal 
bother, nuisance, cost of material, repair, long hours. 
etc., and yet they hang on to it — so does a moth hang 
around a flame until it hugs the deadly fire in a last 
fatal embrace." 

The old man looked at the druggist over his spec- 
tacles. "Well, why don't you say something?" 

"It's up to you to settle it." 

"Pretty strong language! What do think?" 

"If your friend feels that way about it, he is right, 
of co'.'.rse." 

"You mean, if he finds it all bother and no profit. 
he had best leave it alone?" 

The druggist nodded. "You see, the fountain is 
like everything else— it depends. If the conditions of 
locality, neighborhood, etc.. are right, and the drug- 
gist cares to go in for that sort of thing, it can bq 
made profitable. But if the pharmacist is a conserva- 
tive gentleman with a professional reputation on a 



(|uiet street, a soda fountain would not add greatly 
to his peace of mind." 

"The fountain is not exactly an ornament to the 
profession." 

"Perhaps not; but it is an ornament to a drug store 
and a good advertisement, too." 

"What do you think of my friend's remarks about 
'knock out drops at the fountain bar'?" 

"That is a serious matter as far as the calling is 
concerned, but it should not keep an honest druggist 
from haying a fountain. It is the black sheep that do 
these things, and it isn't fair to lay it all to the foun- 
tp.in." 

"It does not necessarily lead a inan to break every 
moral and civil law." 

"Of course not! Lots of Sunday school superin- 
tendent bank clerks skip with the stuff, but I'm not 
prepared to blame either the banks or the Sunday 
schools for the skippings." 

"All right! Now about the paying part of it." 

"Charley, here, can tell you about that. He used 
to be a soda expert. Does it pay?" 

"It does if you sell enough and get enough for it," 
said the clerk. "In that it is like everything else. In 
a big store like Riker's, where they have six men and 
sell $300 worth of drinks a day. the net profits are just 
about fifty per cent. In a smaller store it is less, but 
not necessarily in proportion. It is a small store 
where they can't sell at least 200 glasses a day. At 
that rate the cost of materials ought not to be more 
than 48 per cent of the total receipts. That is, if 
you use the best material and charge ten cents for 
ice creanii and egg drinks." 

".Ah. if you charge ten cents!" 

"Yes. There is no profit in selling good ice cream 
soda for less — at least in this city — and it doesn't pay 
to sell poor stufT at all." 

"But can you get ten cents?" 

"Of course you can! There will be no difTerence in 
the number of sales either. There are a heap of small 
five cent places and there is no excuse for them at all. 
I am speaking onlv for New York." 

"How about interest on the fountain, and deterior- 
ation?" 

"That doesn't amount to much. A fountain need 
not cost so much. I know a druggist who sells $1500 
worth of soda a month out of a fountain that costs 
about that much. A decent apparatus ought to last 
a life-time. Nothing to wear out but the plumbing, 
and that can be replaced for a fraction of the cost of 
seting up in the first place." 

"But the interest!" 

"Take a $1500 fountain. The interest is $90 a year, 
or distributed over the 30 warm weeks it is only $3 a 
week. Compared witli the other expenses and total 
sales it is nothing. Of course it would be foolish to 
sell five-cent ice-cream soda at a $10,000 fountain on 
a back street. You've got to take these things into 
consideration. A fountain needs a place wdiere lots of 
people pass, and it's got to be pushed like everything 

".Are you certain of your figures?" 

"Sure! They are recent too. Got them of my 
friend Hanson up in Sixth avenue. He has changed a 
sleepy outfit into a paying one by hiring a Chicago 
expert and displaying things. He has two experts 
now. and uses the saiue little old fountain. It isn't 
the looks of the fountain that does it." 

"Why Chicago expert?" 

"Because the best mixers are mostly from Chicago. 
There are only three cities in the f nited States where 
they luix soda properly — Chicago, St. Louis and 



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July 9, 1903.1 




Au ei-prcsideiit and preseut secretary uf llie Wayne Co. 
(.N. Y.) Braach, N. A. K. D. 



"Missionaries from these places teaching the rest 
of the world, eh?" 

The clerk laughed. "They are missionaries that 
have got to hustle, all right! It all de4)ends upon how 
a soda business is run. It is foolish to get an ex- 
pensive outfit and then not hustle things along." 

The C. P. looked at the druggist. "So you see, 
it is a matter of hustle again. Can't we ever get 
away from that word." 

"Not as long as you want to keep up with the 
procession. When you're dead you may get a rest." 

"I doubt it!" said the sage gravely. "But at any 
rate it isn't real pharmacy, you know." 

"What isn't?" 

"The soda fountain." 

"No, perhaps not! But it looks well in a phar- 
macy." 

"Besides," remarked the clerk. "Hanson says you 
can estimate the direct profit on the soda, but the ad- 
vertising by bringing people in no one can estimate. 
And who is better qualified to make good syrups that 
the pharmacist ?" 

"Oh. you fellows are so horribly commercial!" 



WHEELS WHIBLED BT TOOTH-WASH I 

"Wh.it makes (lie wlic-els go round? — Vettcr's 
Tooth Wash," is a legend |ilacar(leil in C. E. Vettcr's 
window, uptown in Madison avenue. Just where the 
connection comes in between wheels and Mr. X'ettcr's 
dentifrice is hard to understand. 



No Rules for Advertising. 
Rules for a<lveriisiiin ni.iy be wise, but no rules 
have as yet been louml which it would not at tinves 
be wise to disregard. Kvery advertiser must be a law 
unto himself llr must shape his own policy and 
iii.ikc his ou' ' " ,iwn experience will be worth 



more than 



of all the rest of the ad- 
is not to say that he shall 
iiiiouncements of all the 
it he can gather on the 
. iencc or art of adver- 
h. — Trinlers' Ink. 



SHOP NOTES AND DISPENSING HINTS.' 

l;y U, .\ DAW .SI i\, lKini.-t.;,.l. N. V. 
Difficult Prescription. 
The following prescription has caused me much an- 
noyance: it is from a consulting specialist of great 
reputation, likewise great fees; it has been repeated 
many times and as doctor and patient seem perfectly 
satisfied with it. I suppose that I ought to be. Still, 
one feels that the turning out of such a ghastly look- 
ing mess, were, somehow, a reflection upon the pro- 
fessional skill of the dispenser. 

Miieiicsiuni Kulplinte lb. j 

.\r\t\ Kiilplinric .Ix* 

Arid iM'nzoic ifr. iv 

.Mi'dIioI q. B. ft. tiolnt. 

Water cj. «. nd Oij 

I have tried all quantities of alcohol up to two 
ounces, beyond which I thought best not to go on ac- 
count of therapeutic eflFect. but the benzoic acid im- 
mediately crystallizes out when the alcoholic solution 
is ailded to the salt solution. 

The acid is unevenly distributed through the con- 
tents of the bottle as it stands at rest, some at the 
bottom of the bottle, some floating on the surface of 
the liquid and the rest suspended at various points 
throughout it. 

Naphtalin in Suppositoties. 

I recently received the following prescription: 
Niiphtalin 

< Vra tin va no. gr. L 

Ol. tlieolirnnintis q. g. 

Mix and divide into lo suppositories. 

The combination was new to me, and on reading 
the prescription I questioned if the prescriber had not 
ordered too much wa.x, or if he intended to have an 
insoluble suppository. But when I came to make op 
the mass. I found that the naphtalin had a softening 
eflfect upon the wax and cacao butter, even more so 
than chloral and the mass instead of being hard, was, 
in fact, softer than usual when quite cold. 

.\s the prescriber specified no particular weight for 
the finished suppositories. I must perforce follow the 
rule and make them fifteen grains each; thus allow- 
ing of the use of but fifty grains of cacao butter and 
making the prescription equal parts of the three in- 
gredients. I afterward found that this was what the 
physician intended. 

In dispensing the prescription, the naphtalin was 
first rubbed down to fine powder in a mortar, the wax 
and cacao butler carefully melted with the least 
amount of heat possible and poured over the powdered 
naphtalin in the cold mortar, triturated quickly until 
stiff enough to handle: rolled out on a pill machine, 
divided with the cutter and the suppositories formed 
with the fingers, the board, mass and hands kept well 
dusted with corn starch to facilitate handling the soft 
and sticky mass. 

Balsam Peru in Ointments. 

The well-known tendency of Peru balsam to clot 
and slick owing to the rapidity with which it parts 
with some of its volatile constituents, during manipu- 
lation with spatula or pestle while endeavoring to in- 
corporate it with an ointment, can be avoided by stir- 
ring the balsam into the ointment base after the latter 
has been softened by the application of a gentle heat. 

The following prescription seems a very simple one, 
but 1 have seen several experienced dispensers make 
a mess of it: 

Zinc oxide 1 ounre 

llnlHoni IVru 2 ohiich* 

Itenxoliintcil lord 4 ounw-s 

Make an ointment. 

A ground glass ointment slab was heated by burn- 
ing alcohol upon it and the zinc oxide and lard well 
worked together upon it. with a broad heavy ointment 
.spatula, until smooth and fine. The still soft but bare- 
ly warm ointment was then transferred to an eight- 
ounce pot, the pot and contents balanced upon the 

• Ilend before the X. Y. Sinto lMinruii.ceutie«l Asm- 
eliilii'U nt I'licn. June, I'.MKt. 



July 9, 1903. 



TFIE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



3:5 



scales and the two ounces of Peru balsam weighed 
directly into it and incorporated by quickly stirring it 
in with a stick. The resulting ointment is a beautiful- 
ly smooth preparation. 

Methylene Blue and Essential Oils in Cupsules. 
This is the kind of prescription that one would 
rather the patient had taken to his rival in business 
to have prepared. In fact, it is quite likely to make 
the dispenser feel blue if it comes in, as this one did, 
on a Sunday afternoon just as the lone dispenser, 
"dressed in his best suit of clothes," had sat down to 
enjoy the quiet part of the day with the Sunday paper. 
Metli.vlene Blue, 

Oil Nutmeg aa. gr. 40 

Oil Sautalwood S^'- ^t) 

Divide into forty capsules. 

Soft capsules would have been the thing, the in- 
gredients mixed with sufficient olive oil to fill the 
capsules, but the pharmacy in question had neither 
soft capsules nor filling apparatus. 

Had the clerk but known it. there is a ready- 
made capsule of this formula on the market, and, the 
customer might have been "stood oflf" until they could 
be procured. 

Little realizing the hard proposition that he was 
" up against, the clerk started in to mass the ingredi- 
ents and fill into hard capsules while the customer 
waited. 

When I arrived upon the scene about an hour lat- 
er, even the air of the laboratory was blue and the 
clerk was talking softly to himself, the burden of his 
lament being something about the folly of_ the physi- 
cian who gives his patients laundry blue in plac^ of 
medicine. , 

Licorice and other absorbent powders had been 
added until it wouldjh*Ve been impossible to get the 
mass into the largest'OO capsules. The contents of 
the mortar were thrown out and a fresh batch started: 
a few grains of soap and a fair amount of licorice was_ 
added and the mass was made up with a few minims of 
water and a little honey. The mass was very soft and, 
as thei pastry-cook would say very "short." but it 
clung together enough to enable us to stuff the greasy 
blue boluses into the capsules. The customer had 
long since departed, after leaving instructions to send 
him the capsules next morning. As the dispenser sur- 
veyed the wreck before starting in to clean up he re- 
marked, that it was the bluest Sunday he had ever 
experie'nced. 

Correct Dimensions of Powder Paper. 
To fold and fit correctly, the powder papers should 
be y/i times the depth and I 2/3 times the length of 
the powder bo.x in which they are used. That is, for 
a box 3 inches long and one inch deep, the powder 
papers should be 3^4x5 inches. The first fold or lap, 
should be 3% the depth of the bo.x in width, the sec- 
ond fold coming to the exact center of the finished 
powder, and the turned over ends of equal length and 
with a space between these ends of the same length. 
That is: in folded powder 3 inches long, each folded 
over end would be i inch long and the space between 
these ends l inch also. 

The Paste Pot. 
The best of all receptacles for label paste, is the 
old-fashioned turned in edge soda-water glass — the old 
original soda tumbler of Matthews invention. The 
paste made with the finest wheaten flour with ten per 
cent, of white dextrine added and well cooked, and the 
brush a one-inch flat, bristle varnish brush, "water- 
proof fastened." A place for the paste-pots in use is 
made by boring a hole with an extension bit, in a shelf 
wherever convenient; the hole being of a diameter tha\ 
will admit the lower half of tumbler. Covers slightly 
larger in diameter than the top of the tumblers are cut 
from very heavy cardboard boxes the centre scored 
star-shaped and the handle of the brush pushed 
through it, the points of the star holding the brush 
handle at any desired height. 

Their superiority over any patent paste pot is their 
cleanliness; a small amount of paste, only enough to 



last a day or two is placed in the glass and when this 
is used up or the pot becomes soiled, it is replaced 
with fresh paste in a clean glass with a clean dry brush 
and a new card cover. And the dirty glass and brush 
is put to soak, afterwards cleaned and dried and 
placed with the reserve stock of tumblers and brushes, 
those in reserve being equal in number to those in 
use. 

A Reminiscence. 
These old-fashioned soda tumblers recall to my 
mind, my early 'prentice days in an "up State" city. 
The big "Drug Store" — there were few "pharmacies" 
then — with its hand-made shelf-ware with the labels 
painted on the sides of the bottles; and the big 
"PufTer" fountain with its combination faucet, my 
especial pride. Here, on hot nights I took my stand 
with both hands on the throttle not removing my 
hands from the faucet for a moment during the next 
three or four hours. A big rubber apron wound around 
me to protect my clothejs, one boy washing glasses 
and placing the clean ones under the spout and an- 
other boy taking orders and making change, we jerked 
soda out of that combination faucet faster than I have 
ever seen it done before or since. With our system 
and the combination faucet we drew more soda during 
the rush hours than a twenty-footer with three or 
four attendants can do to-day. Those were the profit- 
able days of soda-water; there were no fancy drinks, 
no ice cream, no eggs to break, lemons to squeeze or 
crushed fruits to mess with. It is curious how things 
change about; then people were quite content to wait 
an hour or two for a prescription but wanted their 
soda as quick as you could draw it. Nowadays, they 
fume and fret and stamp up and down the fioor when 
they have to wait a few minutes for a prescription, 
but when they pay five ce^ts for a drink they expect 
a five minute exhibition of juggling with bar para- 
phernalia by a "soda-expert" as a prelude to the serv- 
ing of their glass of soda. 

Poison Bottles. 
Every once in a while some enterprising chap tries 
to run a poison-bottle bill through the State Legisla- 
ture. .-Xs it always costs the pharmacists of the State 
some little money to send representatives to the Capi- 
tol to defeat such measures and there is always a pos- 
sibility of a bill slipping througn, wherein some fellow's 
patented bottle is designated as the legal container for 
poisons, it seems to me a good idea for the Associa- 
tion to formulate a poison-bottle measure and en- 
deavor to have it passed. 

There is now no so-called poison bottle in use that 
serves the purpose for which it was designed, because 
there is no law designating it as the legal container 
for poisons and making it a misdemeanor for any one 
to use it for any other purpose. 

.\s matters now stand, the careful pharmacist dis- 
penses poison in suitable bottles, the patient uses up 
the liquid, washes the bottle out and takes it to the 
careless druggist to be filled with some harmless rem- 
edy for internal use. Thus we frequently see special 
poison bottles with labels for paregoric, syr. Squills, 
witch hazel, and the like upon them. 

.\s regards the shape of a poison bottle, I would 
suggest a broad-based squatty design, similar in ap- 
pearance to an ink bottle, as being a shape that long 
usage has taught people to regard as being a container 
for liquids that are not used internally. 




"Tapping a Paiieiu." 



■M 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



July 9. 1903.1 



THE CONTRACT SYSTEM. 



Cbailes H. L*ndell. President of the Bayonne, N. J., 
Drujgists' AssocUtion, Tells How a Pernicious 

Burden was Thrown Off. 
Charlei H. I.andi-ll <lclivcrid the fullowing adilrc-ss 
at tlic last annual meeting oi the New Jersey Ph. A. 
Mr. Landcll's city. Bayonne. suffered under what 
many other cities of New Jersey and of the entire 
L'nion are enduring today: 

My subject is what is generally known as the Con- 
tract System, in other words, the relation of the phar- 
macist to the various beneficiary organizations. 

For an adetjualc understanding of the subject it 
will be necessary to go back some ten years, when 
there developed in our city a craze lor the forming of 
various beneficiary societies. First came the Junior 
Order of .\merican Mechanics, then three distinct 
branches of the Foresters, the Daughters of Liberty, 
and lastly the Patriotic Sons of .America. .At first 
these several orders flourishod very successfully. 

But after two or three years, membership compe- 
tition became more keen. Organizations began hold- 
ing out additional inducements to the prospective can- 
didate. One of these inducements was free medical 
advice, as well as all the medicine needed. 

This made it manifestly necessary for the organiza- 
tion to make some arrang<|ment or contract with the 
physician and the pharmacist. Well, that was very 
easily arranged, and the rate 'was standardized 
throughout the city at $1.00 per capita. In other words 
a society or lodge, having a membership of. say two 
hundred, was required to pay to the physician and 
pharmacist the sum oi $200 a year, less the number of 
delinquents, which usually comprised about 20 per 
<tnt. of the total nlcmbcrship. and received no bene- 
fits. 

Everything progressed very satisfactorily for sever- 
al years: then, like all good things, abuses began. Ff)r- 
tified with the assurance that they were immune, so 
to speak, from fees to physicians and pharmacists, 
many members began petty impositions, which speed- 
ily became as unbearable as the plan itself was illogic- 
al. These impositions naturally fattened upon the ac- 
quiescence of the physicians and pharmacists, and 
soon attained alarming proportions, physicians were 
required to prescribe for such serious ailments as sun- 
burn, and the druggist had no alternative but to com- 
pound the prescription. If the brother had had to pay 
for such a preparation, he would have gone without 
it or have used some domestic remedy. It is a fact 
that during the last year of the contract system its 
privileges were abused to such an extent that the 
pharmacists of the city were obliged in si-lf defence to 
adopt drastic measures. A conference was held with 
the physicians, who also had a grievance and had pre- 
viously concludeid to dispense with all contract work. 
Following closely upon the heels of that conference, 
the Bayonne Pharmaceutical .Association, of which I 
have the honor to be the president, held a special 
meeting at which the frjllowing resolution was unani- 
mously adopted. 

Kcsolveci. That we members of the Bayonne 
l'h.Trin:i<-<-nii(-:il .Xssocialion do hereby and hereon 
.If ' .inise not to accept any contract work 

i! . ly. lodge or beneficiary organization. 

!i.in tiMik effect on January I, 190.1. We 
|i:ii; ,..|... , iiriiitoil and mailed to every organization 
in the cily. The nhysicians did likewise. 

W'rW \\r}\ cTPtitlrincn. when these resolutions were 

V aIciII Inilignation meetings were 

) .ind prote-ls were ma<le by all of 

ii-.. The physicians and pharma- 

in the most severe terms, and the 

wed were like those of an elec- 

• •I'lii'sing force- consisting of 

.11- anil pharmacists on one 

.<rs" on the other. 

It was so warm that the 

i.iitiiiig to get out of the lube. 



The beneficiary organizations, balked of what they re- 
garded as their legitimate prey, resorted to desperate 
tactics in the effort to "make good." They advurtised 
for a physician and a pharmacist to locate in the city. 
This consummarion, however, I regret to say, was not 
reached, for it was made unnecessary by the defection 
of one of our brethren and one of the physicians. 

This was oxpecied to smash the "Doctors' and 
Druggists' Trust" as the |)ress named us. I am in- 
clined to believe that we have not been very seriously 
smashed after all. ilespite the fact that this physician 
and pharmacist are getting the work of all these organ- 
izations in the city with a single exception. The trade 
amounts in the aggregate lo the munificent sum of 
about $1,600 a year. 

Neither the physician nor the pharmacist has as yet 
bought any brown stone fronts, but the game is young. 
At any rate they are welcome to what ihey get out of 
it even if it should be a few dollars more than their 
expenses. 

These are not the times of the black draught and 
the gambogine pill, these are the days of advanced 
pharmacy and business methods. 

Putting one's self at the mercy of any lodge broth- 
er for the paltry sum of $1 a year is a very short 
sighted business arrangement. 

The independent stand, gentlemen, that we have 
taken down in our city, has proved a success. Why? 
Because it is born in common sense, matured on busi- 
ness logic, and nurtured on the broadest principles of 
justice and equity. 




REACTIONS OF SYRUP OF TOLU. 

.\. .\struc and J. Canibe (Jour. Pharm. Chim.) have 
devi.sed a method of distinguishing between the dif- 
ferent varieties of syrup of tolu. which appears in 
three forms in ccmtinental pharmacy. The three syr- 
ups differ in the process of preparation, one being 
prepared according to the official process of the 
French Codex by digesting the balsam in water, an- 
other by precipitating tincture oi tolu with simple 
syrup, and tlie third by mixing a distillate of tolu bal- 
sam with simple syrup. The varieties hav<< been found 
to behave differently toward reagents. The syrup pre- 
pared according to the official process liberates iodine 
from a solution of potassium iodide while the other 
varieties do not. Both the official syrup and that 
prepared from the tincture give a ereenish-yellow tint 
with alkalies, while the syrup i)repared from the rlis- 
tillale Kives no color. 



COLOR REACTION FOR ALCOHOLS AND ETHERS. 

Gavard (Journ. I'harni. Chim 1 has develiq'tu .1 mw 
color test for alcohols and allied bodies, the reagent 
employed being a 5 to jo per cent solution of potas- 
sium nitrite in concentrated sulphuric acid. When a 
little uluT is carefully placed upon the surface of a 
few C. c. of this mixture an inten-e blue color is pro- 
duced. The color disappear-- upon shaking, but re- 
appears after standing and continues to form after 
several shakings. The temperamre most favorable for 
the reaction is between 15 and .to degrees C. : at very 
low temperature no ndor is iiroduceil. The reaction 
is oblaineil with many alcidmls. estirs, sugars and sim- 
ilar bodies. The test is most successful with liquids. 
With solids, a small particle is floated on i or ,\ C. c. 
of the reagent, and before charring can occur, a few 
drops i>i water are addeil. The color dc<\elopcs upon 
staniliiig but is less intense than that obtained with 
liqui.N 



raOBrHORESCENT BACTEBLA. 

I Mii-wlerable -.lUiis- li.i- been attained in the pro- 
duction oi light liv means nf microorganism. F.x- 



July 9, 1903. 



THE PHARMACEUTTCAT. ERA 



35 



perinients with micrococcus phosplioreus have been 
so successful that Prof. Hans RIolisch of Prague 
(Kais. Aked. \\'iss.) states that cultures of these 
phosphorescent organisms may be employed as a 
source of light in powder magazines and store rooms 
containing inflammable vapors and gases. A one or 
two litre flask containing a culture of the micrococcus 
in a suitable medium emits sufficient light to read the 
time as shown by the hands of a watch and to see the 
end of the mercury column of a thernwimeter at a 
distance of one or two meters. On a clear night a 
flask of this kind is visible at a distance of more than 
sixty paces. The flasks may be sealed and it has been 
suggested that they might be lowered into the water 
and used to attract fish instead of bait. 



THE FREPABATION OF OINTMENTS. 

Astruc and Robert (Rep. d' Pharm.) describeis a 
method of incorporating powders in ointment bases 
that seems to possess advantages. The medicinal 
powder is rubbed in a mortar to remove mechanical 
adhesions and passed through a sieve. The mortar 
and pestle are heated by burning a few C. c. of alcohol 
in the mortar and after wiping with cotton about 
10 grams of the ointment base are added and thor- 
oughly rubbed into the sides of the vessel The finely 
divided powder is then adddd in small portions and 
thoroughly incorporated, after which the remainder 
of the excipient is added and mi.xed in. The heated 
mortar softejns the excipient thus rendering the in- 
corporation less difficult, and by covering the inside 
of the mortar with the excipient before adding the 
powder, adhesions to the vessel are avoided. 



XETHOS OF ASHINISTEHING QUININE. 

Borde (Gaz. des hopitaux) employs a method of 
administering quinine sulphate that overcomes the 
repugnance caused by the bitter taste. One gram of 
•quinine sulphate is mi.xed in a mortar with 8 grams of 
olive oil. A table spoon is partially filled with sweet- 
ened milk and the oily mixture placed in the center. 
Children experience no difficulty in swallowing the 
milk and oily mi.xtures. and if thie dose is followed by 
a drink nf water or wine no bitter taste is developed. 



SOLUBILITY OF PHOSPHORUS. 

C. Stick (Pharm. Zeit.) has determined the solubility 
of phosphorus in various liquids. Almond oil, too 
parts, dissolves 1.25 parts of phosphorus: the same 
quantity of oleic acid, 1.06 parts: liquid paraffin, 1.45 
parts; water, 1.0003: acetic acid, .105 parts. Phos- 
phorus dissolves very slowly in most of its solvents, 
frequent agitation for weeks being in some cases re- 
quired before saturation is affected. 



GLYCOLATE OF MENTHYL. 

Menthyl glycolate is a newly patented product said 
to possess the therapeutic properties of menthol with- 
out any irritating effects upon the lining of the stomach. 
It is an ester prepared by treating menthol or its de- 
rivatives with glycollic acid or its derivatives. It is 
entirely without taste and possesses the advantage not 
found in other menthol compounds of being complete- 
ly decomposed by the alkaline fluids of the intestines 



HYDRASTININE REACTION. 

Jorisen (Ann. Chem. Analyt.) finds Nessler's re- 
agent a means of distinguishing hydrastinine from 
most alkaloids. A few drops of the reagent added to 
an aqueous solution of hydrastinine hydrochloride 
produces an immediate black precipitate of mercury. 
Morphine and apomorphine are the only bases that 
also produce more or less reduction. The glucoside, 
picrotoxin also reduces Xessler's reagent immediately 
in the cold. 



SANTHEOSE. 

M. Hucliard (Le Praticien') describes a combina- 
tion of theobromine manufactured in France. Thi 
preparation is mixed with various medicinal agents 
such as sodium phosphate, lithium carbonate, etc. 




The ohjeot of tbia dppartaieiit I9 to furnish our Buhaorlbert 
tnd their clerks with reliable and tried formulas and to discuss 
questions relating to practical pharmacy, prescription work, dis- 
pensing difficulties, etc. 

Requests for information are not acknowledged by mall, and 
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neither do we answer queries In this department from non-sub- 
scribers. In this department frequent reference Is necessarily 
made to Information published In previous Isiiues of the Era. 
Copies of these may be obtained at ten cents each, except a few 
Issues which are out of print, for which we charge twenty-flr* 
cents each. 



Solution of Albuminate of Iron. 

(A. W. P.) The following formula is printed in 
the last volume of the Proceedings of the A. Ph. A. 
as one of those formulas which have been accepted 
by the Sub-Committee on Construction of Formulas 
of the N. F. and recommended for adoption: 

Egg albumen, liquid 40 grams 

Dial.vzed iron 2(M( f'c. 

Alcohol 120 Cc. 

Aromatic elixir 400 Cc. 

Solution of soda, distilled water, 
of each a .sufficient tiuantitv 

to make .".1000 Ce. 

Dissolve the albuinen in 2000 Cc. of distilled water; 
strain the solution through muslin and add the 
dialyzed iron previously diluted with 2000 Cc. of dis- 
tilled water. Dilute 12 Cc. of solution of soda with 
100 Cc. of water and cautiously add a sufficient quan- 
tity of this fluid to the iron mixture to exactly neu- 
tralize it. as shown by the precipitate, which at first 
is light and fine, becoining flocculent and settling to 
leave a clear and nearly colorless supernatant liquid, 
(.-^n excess must be carefully avoided). Wash the 
precipitate rapidly by decantation with distilled (or 
with freshly boiled and cooled) water until the wash- 
ings give but a slight cloudiness with silver nitrate 
test solution. Drain the precipitate on a muslin strain- 
er, transfer to a porcelain dish, immediatelv add 14 
grams of solution of soda and while stirring add dis- 
tilled water (not exceeding 150 Cc.) until the precipi- 
tate is dissolved. Then add the alcohol and aromatic 
elixir, and enough distilled water to make 1000 Cc. 



Waterproof Polish for Shoes. 

(A. H.) Try the following: 

Bet-sw.LX l.S parts 

Spermaceti (i parts 

Oil turpentine (iCi parts 

Asphalt varnish Ti parts 

I'liwdered linrax 1 part 

Lampblack ."> p,-irts 

Prussian bine - parts 

N'itnilieiizol 1 part 

Melt the wax, add the powdered borax and stir till 
a kind of jelly has formed. In another pan melt the 
speriuaceti. add the asphalt varnish, previously mi.xed 
with oil of turpentine, stir well, and add to the wax. 
Lastly add the color, previously rubbed smooth with a 
little of the mass. Perfum'e with nitrobenzol and pour 
into boxes. Apply in stuall quantities with a cloth and 
brush. Use only once a week. 

The following fonuula is also presented with the 
statement of the National Druggist that it makes a 
brilliant and excellent blacking: 

Ivorv black -10 parts 

Siilpluiric acid 10 parts 

Fish oil- 10 parts 

SiMlimn e.irboiiate. cryst.-illized 18 parts 

Sugar or nmlassi's 20 i):irts 

T -on-d ghu', prepared as lielow. ., ,20 parts 
Wiitcr snITieient 



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THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



[July 9, 1903. 



Soak 40 parli of good white kIuc in 40 pans of 
C..I.I water lor (our hours, then melt with a gentle 
I I. ., .,,r every «o ounces of the liquid glue add 
- yccriii (.or in the same proportion). Set 
fvc the sodium carbonate in sufTiciciit 
L- a saturated solution in tlic cold (it 
:• three parts oi water at 60 degrees F.) 
.\c.\t, in an earthenware vessel moisten 
> ii.ick with a very little water, stirring it 
Aiih a wooden slick, and add the sulphuric acid, 
riK the mixture until a thick paste or dough is 
. ; : ,;ned. Next add the fish oil (any kind of animal, 
..r mn colza oil will answer but it is best to avoid 
hivih -melling oils), and incorporate by agitation, add- 
ing, a little at a time, sufficient of the saturated solu- 
tion of sodium carbonate to cause effervescence, but 
not enough to liquify the mass. Stir until efferves- 
cence cea^es, then add the molasses or sugar, accord- 
ing as you want a soft, damp paste or a dries one, and, 
finally, add a little at a lime, under constant stirwng 
:f ..lit of the glue solution to make the paste of 
:, -ired stickiness. The exact amount of the latter 
: . l.cnt necessary must be learned by experience. 
li l^, luiwevcr, a most important item, as it gives the 
blacking a depth and brilliancy that it otherwise could 
not have (and in which most of the blackings on the 
market are sadly deficient). Besides this, it renders 
the blacking damp-proof, and, at the Same time, keeps 
the leather soft and supple. 

Brown Coloring Agents. 
(H. L. S.) We know of no dye, and so far as we 
are aware, there is no substance more "powerful" or 
so satisfactory as caramel for coloring syrup, phar- 
maceutical preparations, etc., a dark brown. The 
soft extract of licorice has been employed but can- 
not be classed with caramel for general efficiency. 
Aniline dyes have also been recommended. 

Blanching Almonds. 
(Student), .\lmonds arc to be blanched by pour- 
ing hot water over them and permitting them to re- 
main till the skin is soft, when a slight squeeze be- 
tween the thumb and finger will cause the almond to 
slip out of the skin. No unnecessary heat should be 
continued longer than is required to soften the skin. 

Who Can Tell Him? 
(J. B. D.) asks: "How can the gum from "Tangle- 
foot" be removed from furniture without injuring the 
varnished surface?" Who can tell him? 



GATHERED FORMULAS. 

Elixir of Saw Palmetto and Sandalwood Compound. 

Saw piilincttu lierrii'S 8 ounces 

< 'orii Bilk 8 ounces 

Knniliilwood 2 ounces 

SuK'ir G ounces 

.VIc.Im.I 

Wiilr-r, I'lich enough to ninkc 2 (tints 

Mix 12 fluid ounces of alcohol with 36 fluid ounces 
of water. With this menstruum moisten the pre- 
viously ground drugs and macerate during 24 hours. 
Then pack firmly in a percolator and pour on the 
remainder of the menstruum, allowing the percolate 
to drop ^Iowly. In this dissolve the sugar by agita- 
tion. Finally pass sufficient water through the cx- 
haiistrd drugs to make the finished elixir measure 
two pinl^ Caramel may be added if the color is not 
deep enough. Fach fluid ounce reprcselnts about 120 
grains of saw palmetto berries, 120 grains of corn silk, 
and JO grains of sandalwood. 

Fumigating Paitlllei. 

IfenKoln .< niinrcN 

( 'iixeiirllln 4 iiniiifM 

Myrrli 1 V» oiiiiith 

rnwiliT<-<l I'hnreonI liA pnundN 

f >ll «r nulnifK % (iiincp 



^ ounce 

. 2 OUUCeM 



Oil ..f i-loves 

r<itnK»iuiu nilrnte 

The benzoin, cascarilla, and myrrh arc to be separ- 
ately powdered, and mixed on a sieve with the char- 
Coal; the potassium nitrate is thcti to be dissolved 
in a mucilage ui tragacanth, with which the whole is to 
be made into a paste and divided with a pastille mould, 
and gradually dried. 

. The mode of using pastilles is to place a piete of 
glazed paper over a glass of water, and to stand the 
pastille upon the paper for ignition. As soon as it is 
sufficiently consumed it will burn a hole through the 
paper and be extinguished by falling into the water. 



Almond Cream. 

Spf-rinneoti 4 driiwft 

White wax " driiins 

White eiistile Honi li dmius 

Kliiiiched sweet nlinonds 4 ounc«>fi 

Aleiilidl IJ H. (lunees 

IJiisi-water 1(! tl. ounecH 

Oil rose ti drops 

Rub the almonds with the water, then melt the wax 
and spermaceti by means of a water-bath; mix the 
two, then slowly add the alcohol in which the oil of 
rose has been dissolved, and finally strain through 
cheese-cloth. Put in six-ounce short Blakes, label to 
cover front and sides. Cap the cork with kid, and 
tie with very narrow ribbon. 

(Without Almonds.) 

Powdered eastile simp " uranis 

I'owdered boric acid 1 drnui 

I'owdered tragncautli 80 grains 

(ilyeerine (J II. oiinees 

Water 2 pints 

Mix and macerate for 24 hours; strain and add: 

Tiiieture of heiizoin :; oniu-es 

Oil of niToli - r tops 

Oil of bitter alinoiu! 4 .Ir'^i^'' 

Tooth Soap. 

Medicinnl sonp :;0 parts 

Siilieylic ncid V5 pnrt 

Oil of nnisc 1 part 

(Jlycerine 

tannine 

Eosine, of each sufTioient 

Color the soap to suit with carmine and eosine, add 
the oil of anise, and then the salicylic acid, dissolved 
in enough glycerin to give the resultant mass the 
consistence of a paste. 



Renovator or Cleansing Fluid. 

Castile sonp 4 onuces 

Water, boilinc 32 fl. ounces 

Dissolve and add: 

Water 1 gallon 

.\inniouia water 8 fl. ounces 

Ktlier 2 tl. ounces 

Alcohol 4 11. ounces 

Fumigating Powder. 

Frnnkinocnse .{ ouaces 

Itenzoin i ounces 

Ainlier '.I ounces 

I.iivfiidcr (lowers 1 ouiiei* 

Mix. This is designed to be ignited upon coals, a- 
stove, or hot iron to diffuse an agreeable aroma in an 
apartment, and incidentally to destroy noxious effluvia. 



Complexion Jelly. 

TrnBnennlh 2.1 grnlns 

• tlycerin 1 tl. ounce 

Itorie iieid 4U cmins 

Aliiihol 4 drnms 

Wi.lor "ly ounces 

Spirit of lavender 1 drniii 

Spirit ot lieririiniot 1 dmm 

Dissolve the boric I'.rid in the mixture of alcohol' 
ami glycerine; to tnis the tr.'>pacanth is adtled, fol- 
lowed by the water and oerfumes. the whole being 
allowed to stand until o' the proper consistency. 



NEWS DEPARTMENT. 




A Dose of Tar and Feathers — John Sprague Tells Plans 
— Changes Galore. 

A man named Thomas and traveling for the Van 
"Vleet-JIanslicld Drug Co. of Memphis, Tenn., was ti-eated 
to a coat of tar and feathers recently by a crowd of 
-angry citiens at Wynne. Ark. From all accounts it 
seems that Thomas was a party to a plot to abduct an- 
other man's wife and when he with another man named 
Ward pot off the train to carry out their designs, they 
were met by a good many of the determined people who 
live in Wynne and got wliat they are said to have 
•tleiserved. Thomas got rid of bis new dress as soon a» 
possible and went to Aleraphis where he unfolded a 
harrowing tale to the police, but as the affair happened 
in another State the department could not help him. 
It is said that in future Thomas will not call on the 
-drug trade in Wynne. 

Thomas .T. Farrell and Mr. Shaw, two popularly 
kr.cwn McKesson & Robbins men, left their desks long 
enough to make trips respectively to Providence, R. I., 
and Bridgeport, Conn. 

L. W. DeZeller has for the last few weeks been 
getting acquainted with Seabury & Johnson's Jersey 
^patrons and making frequent short excursions from 
his Manhattan territory where he has many retail 
friends. 

The kindest sympathy of a host of retail friends iu 
-Jersey and his brothers in the traveling fraternity is with 
J. W. Melick, of I.azell, Dalley & Co., who has been 
j<ick since January. He left his home in Maplewood 
just long enough to spend a few hours at the recent 
New Jersey Fh. A. meeting, but was unable to stay 
through it. A. H. Witschieben of the office force, is 
•taking orders in Mr. Melick's place until his recovery. 

A. F. Strayer is the name of a prepossessing young 
man who has been sent into New York State and Penn- 
sylvania territory by Paul Rieger & Co., the California 
perfumers. 

Sharp & Dohnie will be represented in Wisconsin by 
W. R. Saddaby. W. L. Beach, formerly representing 
1-ord, Owen & Co. in Southern Wisconsin, is now repre- 
senting Morrisson, Plummer & Co. in the same territory. 
W. J. Crane, also with Lord, Owen & Co., will repre- 
sent the firm in the Northern part of the State. 

Some of the far-away representatives of local houses 
blew in recently and more are coming. Among them 
are- H. T>. Bell. Lelm i& Fink's man in Loui.sville ter- 
ritory, and H. Kaufholz, who was hard hit by the re- 
cent Southwestern floods; R. C. McCall and T. B. Mad- 
•<lox, general Southerners for McKesson & liobbins; S. 
P. Watson. Sehieffelin & Co.'s representative in Atlanta 
fields, and that firm's San Francisco trade rustler, H. 
D. Dietrich. 

J. M. Moss, formerly with Eli Lilly & Co. has gone to 
work for J. S. Robinson of Memphis. W. A. Freemau. 
formerly with J. S. Robinson, is now traveling for 
Parke, Davis & Co. 

G. B. Dalton has virtually admitted that there is no 



such thing as "single blessedness." His bride was Miss 
Anna Guntlach. Mr. Dalton is an Eastern Pennsylvania 
man for Johnson & Johnson. 

John Sprague, the good looking head of Sharp & 
I>ohme's popular bunch of boys, says that as long as the 
druggists of North Carolina are going to meet in Moore- 
head City this week, the "bar" association might as 
well also. So he and Dr. M. C. Cornell, Texas; W. W. 
Curtis, Tennessee; R. L. Winchester, St. Louis; J. F. 
Christian, Ohio; B. W. Hunter, North Carolina; J. Y. 
JIcKae, Virginia, and Fred and Mrs. Stumpf, New Jer- 
sey, are going down. The lid will be taken off the pot 
(this refers to poker) and either some of the North 
Carolina druggists will have to mortgage their stores or 
else Sharp & Dohme will be paying salaries in advance. 
The fact that the association met three weeks ago does 
not harm the story any. 

Paul Rieger, the California perfume man, is in New 
York going around with his local representatives. 



HISTORICAL COMMITTEE OF THE A. PH. A. 

Prof. Edward Kremers, chairman of the recently 
established historical committee of the A. Ph. A., has 
just issued an announcement regarding the work to be 
undertaken by the committee, which consists of a chair- 
man and a secretary, and such members of the asso- 
ciation as the chairman may select. 

Fourteen sub-committees have been provided, as fol- 
lows: Retail Druggists and Drug Stores, Local Asso- 
ciations, State Associations, N. A. B. D., A. Ph. A., 
N. W. D. A., Manufacturers, Legislation, State Boards, 
.\dulteration. Journalism, Literature and Libraries, 
Drugs and Medicinal Plants, Education. The first named 
committee has for members one representative from 
every State, including the provinces of Manitoba, Nova 
Scotia, Ontario and Quebec. The other committees are 
each made up of from two to five well-known members 
of the associatiou, most of whom are specialists in their 
respective fields. 

Under suggestions for work Prof. Kremers says: 

While historical monographs are the greatest need at 
present, in order that the future historian may be en- 
abled to write a comprehensive history of American 
pharmacy in all of its aspects, erudite treatises of this 
kind will scarcely command general interest on the part 
of the membership of our association. However, objects 
of historic value will interest every one who loves our 
calling, as was demonstrated last September at Phila- 
deljihia. 

We ought, therefore, to look forward to the estab- 
lishment of a national pharmaceutical museum at Wash- 
ington. It will take .vears before such an institution can 
be realized, yet the only way to effect its organization in 
a not distant future is to begin the work of collecting 
now. 

It is in this connection that every member of the 
committee can do something at once. Let, e. g., every 
member of the first committee send the photograph of 
one of the oldest drugsiists of his State, with a biographi- 
cal sketch, or of a drug store with its history, or of some 
historical feature comeniing pharmacy of his section. 
Photographs and manuscripts are less bulky than most 
other objects of historical interest and can be storea 
away more conveniently. 

■The above suggestions, which might be extended al- 
most indefinitely, make it apparent that we all can con- 
tribute documents of some kind, be they photographs, 
journals, iiroceedings. books, price lists, college or asso- 
ciatiou programmes, newspaper clippings, etc. If the 
document is not self-explanatory, it should be accom- 
panied by as full an account as possible. 

It is also expected that some of the members will 
present important papers to the meeting. Those who 
Iiave material for such a paper on hand and who have 



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•[July 9, 1903 




C. A. MUOlti:. Lyons, N. Y. 
Treasurer Woyue Co. (N. Y.) Druggists' Association. 



time and inoliuntion to write one are not in need of sug- 
gestions. It is to he liopctl tlint everyone wlio hns valu- 
able historical information to be deposited in the pro- 
ceedings of our association will not wait until he is per- 
sonally urged to do so. 

E. J. Kennedy of this city is secretary of the com- 
mittee. 



THE CRISIS PASSING? 



A Correspondent Believes that the Retail Drug Trade 
is Throwing Off Conditions that Have Impov- 
erished It — Three Classes to Blame, He 
Says; They Are Impecunious Stu- 
dents and Licentiates, Their 
Friends and Shylocks, 
and the Jobbers. 

To the Editor — Williiii six weeks, unless retail drug 
rondilions ninrvelously pick up, no less than 40 stores 
In New York City will co under. There were six dur- 
ing the luHt week. 

To anyone but a close student of the situation the 
anHertion tlint a groat change for the better is begun 
in the retail trade will seem chimerical. But the re- 
adjustment, forced by economic conditions, has been 
as sure in its coming as fate and though halted briefly 
as it will be at times by sporadic increases in trade, 
it should not end until business insanity has given way 
to common sense and continuous depression In trade 
is replaced, biTause of fewer stores, by comfortable se- 
curity to the large majority. 

There are too many stores In New York. Prolv 
ably not one retailer in the city will dispute It. The 
reason is plain, or the reasons, for there ore several. 
Hut there are two tlmt jircdoniinate. 

Tivn rln-scra n r.- primarily the cause. Business In- 
»■" I to describe the fault with the 

''• rrolinbly the term is too harsh. 

A' Mislness sense. This class is made 

up o( i>fw-rt>ui«-rs iu pharmacy — the Impecualoui rrad- 
ualet and new lirentlatra. 



The other class is sane in its methods. It desirea 
to sell goods. When a retailer or the retailers In a 
certain section refused to handle its goods the only 
way was to put in a new store. So some poor victim 
of the first class was backed, under a cruel mortgage, 
and a new store was launched into the ever over- 
crowding trade. This class is. of course, the jobbers. 
.\notlier class, secondary perhaps in importance, is 
composed of money lenders and friends of the first class, 
whose ready cash, with malicious design or foolishly, 
respectively as to whether it was the money lender or 
the friends that advance<l it, was put with the scraped 
earnings of JliOO or f500 of the poor student and 
"invested" in a drug store. 

These conditions have constantly grown worse for 
years until they have reached their maximum — their 
limit. Now, it is the economic nature of things in the 
life of an established trade that they disappear. Even- 
tually trade will lie better off because they have ex- 
isted and died, for it is past a crisis, a disease that had 
to be encountered, but, because where money is con- 
cerned lessons are learned, should not trouble again. 
Trade after this crisis will never resume its early ado- 
lescence, but it will be steady, secure and comfortable. 
Now the manner in which these classes, the stu- 
dents, their friends and the jobbers have hurt condi- 
tions. 

A school or schools perhaps, the New York and 
Brooklyn colleges, turn out combined nearly 200 grad- 
uates in a year. Most of them stay in the city and 
those who do not are more than replaced by dozens of 
others who pass boards or become juniors or come from 
other States without college training. The annual in- 
crease then amounts to perhaps ten per cent, of the 
total number engaged in the trade. 

This despite the fact that cheapened prices, higher 
expenses, loss of old sources of revenue, have depre- 
ciated conditions faster than increasing population has 
appreciated them. There is one result — a congestion. 

There are far more applicants than positions. If 
one doubts this he can by judicious advertising for a 
clerk, get ]»0 applications in 24 hours. But he will not 
moot a high average of ability, liood clerks are scarce 
perliMps, but the other kind is not. But good and bad, 
without work or working at starvation wages, their lot 
is unenviable. 

The young man, tired of looking for a job or tired 
of working under a "boss," and possessing a few hun- 
dred dollars of his own, allured by the vision of being 
his "own boss," undismayed with the prospect, because 
he is only an inexperienced, credulous boy, finds a friend 
willing to install him in a $r>.(KK) store (worth $1,000). 
providing he will invest his own $.^00, or n jobber de- 
siri'i;; to break into a neighborhood, and he becomes a 
proprietor — "his own boss." mind you. 

What is the result? He donioraliies trade. He may 
find his telephone bills unpaid and the instrument gone, 
his g.is shut off and finally his stock sold at auction. 
But, Mi.)ve likely, because he is single and sleeps on the 
floor, lite a barnacle he liiinps on, eking out a miserable 
e?:isten<e for himself and taking away from his com- 
petitor profits enough to pay his own rent. The writer 
kni'Ws of more than one young "proprietor" who is 
lil.'r.i' y living on crusts. 

.Vixl Ihe money leiii'cr lins sold his $1,000 store for 
$6,000 and the jobber is selling his goods and the young 
druggist — why, he is "his own boss." 

And so these strugglers hold on — while trade is aor- 
mal. 

But. like a mighty undertow dragging first one vic- 
tim then another under is the unprecedented trade de- 
pression of the present time. Sales have fallen off 
40 per cent. Druggists who are wont to average $20- 
o day arc elated — and it seldom occurs — if they take in 



July 9, 1903.] 



NEWS DEPARTMENT. 



39 



fourteen. Is it any wonder the strugglers are going 
under? 

Tlie depression is due to very natural causes. lu 
tlie first place, such a healthy summer as this has not 
been known for years. Again, the health department 
with its elaborate district work, in inspecting and coach- 
ing and eliminating of dangers and the various missions 
and charitable organizations are doing a work that, no 
matter how beneficial it may be to the public is cutting 
into the trade of the druggist. 

Mothers know how to care for their children. They 
clothe them better, bathe them more and give them sani- 
tary food. There are no contagious, no summer com- 
plaint epidemics. 

Then there is the building strike with its depressing 
influence, and the depopulation of the city for the sum- 
mer months. Finally, there is the indisputable drawing 
in of trade by the notably large stores, whose sales cer- 
tainly are not falling off nearly as much as those of the 
smaller stores'. 

The jobber is ceasing to issue credit to new stores. 
Farsighted, he saw the certain trend of things some time 



ago, and is keeping on the safe side. It takes every 
month wider and wider gilt edges on securities before 
the jobber takes a risk. The time will come when gold- 
en references will be necessary before he gives credit. 

Of course, the failure of 40 stores as predicted in 
the opening paragraph, will far from clear matters and 
bring good times. But these days are adiling straws 
to other stores, to supply a new object in the proverb, 
that when the crop of straws of next summer's depres- 
sion comes, will break. And so the eliminating process 
will go on and on. 

Of course, the congestion of clerks is not being re- 
lieved by this change. But that is another question. 
Wages are very low. The biggest store in New York 
pays licensed men ^16 to begin with, and the unlicensed 
men get $12, and it is able to keep its full quoto of 
help. 

There is no prospect of higher wages in this city. 
Indeed, the trend is the other way. But there is always 
a place for a good man. And in other states, Pennsyl- 
vania and New Jersey, for instance, the demand is so 
incessant as to be almost painful. 

A PH.\iniACIST. 



NEW YORK AND VICINITY. 



CIRCULARS AGAIN. 



This Time They Are Signed— Drs. Brundage and Bart- 
ley Did Not Present the Charges in Them to 
the Censors, However — What They 
Amount To. 

Again have the members of the Kings County Ph. 
Soe. been circularized. This time the attack is not 
anonymous but is avowedly made by Drs. Albert H. 
Brundage and E. H. Bartley, former members of the 
faculty of the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy, an insti- 
tution that they are now attacking in a poorly veiled 
attempt to injure one man, Dr. William Muir. 

The circular, like all campaign literature of the 
stamp, appeared a day or two before Dr. Mviir's re- 
election to the board of pharmacy. It contained no 
charges of "grafting." as was hinted at the recent annual 
meeting of the society. It simply declared fervidly 
tliat a former convict had been granted a diploma, that 
one student was graduated after perjuring himself, 
that another was graduated who could not read or write, 
that another was graduated under age. Then it re- 
cited the sorrow of the two professors at these awful 
things, and leads to believe that they caused their resig- 
nations. 

The charges have been investigated by the Era. 
The young man who had been a convict was already a 
licensed pharmacist. He was then living an honest 
life. Ho was a capable man. Conferring a diploma on 
him gave him no privilege he did not already possess. 
Withholding it would have stamped him before his 
classmates as a thief. This was in 1902. 

The sponsors of the circular did protest against 
granting a diploma, but their objections were overruled 
as inhuman. Neither the objectors nor the trustees 
knew at the time the exact particulars of the crime. 
That they are given in the circular is only because Dr. 
Brundage looked them up after he and Dr. Bartley had 
signed the diploma and the incident was. except polit- 
ically, closed. 

The young man in question is known to the Era. 
His name will not be published. His employer, a prom- 
inent pharmacist, congratulates the college for passing 
ihim. 



As to the perjury case: An honest man had a tiff 
with an employer and left. When it came time for his 
graduation another pharmacist with whom he was then 
employed vouched for his four years service by adding 
the time spent in the other store to his own. It was 
the employer's fault, not the boy's. But Dr. Brundage 
and Dr. Bartley signed the diploma. 

The fact that a graduate was one month under 
age was noted commencement night. That it had gone 
as far as that was because the clerk of the college 
had failed to see Dr. Muir's marking for a certificate 
instead of a diploma. The diploma was taken back 
and held until he became of age. Dr. Brundage had 
signed it. 

The only one ever applying to the college who could 
not read or write was a Japanese, brought there by Dr. 
Bartley and turned down by the trustees. 

Those are the "charges." And instead of being 
presented to the board of censors of the college they 
were hurled into print. As a result one of the trustees 
who formerly stood with the gentlemen who take this 
unparalleled way of preferring charges has turned 
from them. 

As to the resignations of Drs. Bartley and Brundage: 

Dr. Bartley's resignation was handed in a long 
time ago. He was urged to reconsider it, later handed 
it in again, reconsidered it, and so forth, until finally 
he took a decided stand and left, contrary to 
the wishes of the trustees. His reason was insufficient 
time to properly fulfill his college duties. There was 
no trouble at all. 

Dr. Brundage's resignation, as professor of physi- 
ology, toxicology and hygiene was accepted by the board 
of trustees at the college, as reported in the Era at the 
time, at the annual meeting in May. 

In spite of the fact that daily papers say that 
Brooklyn druggists will be split into factions over the 
circular, the band of dissentients grows ever smaller 
and harmony increases. 




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40 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



[July 9, 1903. 



SECRETARY FABER ON RECENT BOARD ELECTION 

T" till- F..lii"r — .\!< joiir ii.>iu- <•( July "J cnsts <-cr- 
(aiii ri-llevti''ii» 'M"'" <'»' prosiilfiit of tin- State bonrd of 
phhrmaey in roitnrd to the late Eastern branch election. 
I (irrm it my '!'ifr '" correct the statements made, and 
tr • is. 

- [irfsideot of the general State 
l„ iixo<l the dute, time and place of 

eleviiuu. li viui, ali.0 his duty to iKist up the legal notice 
of such at the voting plno<> and to define as to who was 
eligible to rote: which, acting under legal counsel he did. 
riis duties would have ceased there but that he was 
asked to co-operate at the election and did so. He was 
avkcil to secure ballut boxes from the police depart- 
ment and those were brought by a iHilicc officer, who 
also took them away after the election. At no time 
did I>r. Brundage assume charge of the balloting or 
even appear to do so: nor intimate in any manner that 
he intended to run things. 

The duty of presiding at the branch election rests 
upon the chairman of the respective branch where the 
election occurs, and who may appoint a substitute from 
among the branch members, if unable to be present. 
In this instance, Dr. Diekman was appointed by the 
chairman, but not in response to a circular letter signed 
by three members, as you have it. It has not been 
tlie custom for the president of the general board to pre- 
side at branch elections. At the election in Manhattan 
last year. Dr. Briiiid.nge presided, alco at the request 
of the chairman, who was then a candidate for reelec- 
tion. The election in Brooklyn Borough this year was 
modelled after that in Manhattan last year. 

According to your article, any other than Kings 
Co. Pharm. Society members would have been chal- 
lengol had they attempted to vote. Two firms of law- 
yers, both counsel for the board, decided that Brooklyn 
and Staten Island members of the German Apothecar- 
ies Society and of the M.nnhnttan Ph. A. were entitled 
to vote, ai they were entitled to vote somewhere. A 
notary for Kings county was present, and two mem- 
bers of the German .Vpothecnries Societ.v, residing and 
practising pharmacy in Kings county swore in their votes 
upon being challenged. 

Both the last mentioned organizations do not limit 
their membersHip to any one borough, but embrace the 
whole cit.v. As the law specifically re<|uires residence 
in the boroughs for which members are to be elected, 
it follows logically that unless such members can vote 
for a candidate from the district they reside in, they 
could not vote at all. If they reside in either Long 
Island or Staten Island and be debarred from voting for 
H candidate from tliese counties, they could not vote iii 
Manhattan on account of not residing in either .Man- 
hattan, Bronx or Westchester county. 

siuNKY FABER. 
Xcw York, July 4. ]f)03. 



ANOTHER G. A. S. ODTING THIS FALL. 

It's lutit iinclini.' bffore n v.ii:ilinu .if Iwc mouths 
wa« hehl liiM «i(k by the lierniiin Apolhciiiriis' S>ciely. 

One of the nienibers. in trouble because of an alleged 
carlmlic acid poison mistake, will be defended by the 
legal aid coniniittec. which has decided that the motive 
of the cnHi- in blaikniiiil. A iliiirter that will enabli' 
meinbem tii 1. gully ntnrt a c<M.|,crative insurance fund 
was explnineil by Kniil Hullcr. 

The deaih of JiiliuM I^lxr. "one of the Old Guard," 
in ihi- Fritz Uiul<-r Home, Fnion Hill. .\. J., wag rv- 
ferrcj to feelingly by President Henry luihof. The pres- 
Id'fit. nliio In thi> sbwuce of Felix llirKcmiin, reported 
'"■ ■ " ■' ''•■ Ph. A. meeting. It was p«r- 

"■ ■ "nid. that the rounlry pharma- 

"' .»..<| iIk' prer<-<iulKlle clause voted 



for it. He complimented Mr. Hirseman's work ot the 
meeting and called for volunteers from whom to appoint 
three to assist S. V. B. Swann on the committee of 
arrangements for next summer's meeting. 

New members elected were Albert Koeliler, Joseph 
T. Itoediger and Curt Cluassen, the latter of Brooklyn. 
Dr. H. Uberth, formerly of Seventy-ninth street and 
Second avenue, who has become a dentist, resigned. 
William Gregorius' resignation as chairman of the 
entertainment committee, presented because of his re- 
moval to Baysrde, L. I., was not occepted, but S. V. B. 
Swann and Mr. Diehl were appointed as his assistants. 
As recommended by the Aootheker Zeitung the banquet 
feature of the next ball, on January lil at Terrace Gar- 
den, will be missing. Instead of the usual entertainment 
this Fall another outing will l>e held. The last one 
was a huge social and financial success and was im- 
mortalized in a poem written by Emil Roller. 

The benzine question blazed up again when it was 
reported that some pharmacists were being denied per- 
mits while others received them. Mr. Schur, chairman 
of the mortuary fund, gave a check for $139 to Julius 
Laber's friend and former clerk. Mr. Renne. Tlie 
next meeting will be held on the first Thursday in Octo- 
ber. 



NEW YORK NOTES. 

Troy and .\lbany druggists were lined up against 

each other at a base ball game at Albany recently. 
Albanians — H. R. Hayward. F. II. Havens, J. E. Hue- 
sted, S. F. Smith, R. F. A. Fish. T. S. Bwyer, Charles 0. 
Spehr, George D. .\lbee. C. L. Clark. \V. A. Peth, L. C. 
Beutler. J. T. Beale and E. F. Hunting. The Trojans — 
John J. Healy. EMward Kennedy. James Magill, E. 
Strait. Thomas Kenna, H. Millington, J. Sullivan, M. P. 
Cavannugh, John Killelea, F. Schneider. 

John J. Keller & Co., the aniline and dyestuffs firm, 

have transferred their entire business to the Geigy Ani- 
line & Extract Co., New York, recently organized for the 
purpose. There will be no change in the management 
and the entire staff of the old house will be retained. 
The officers are Robert J. Keller, president; Alfred 
Kuebler, vice-president; John C. Garnaus, secretary; 
Alfred D. Keller, treasurer. 

-V happy tour was that taken by William T. Blair 

of Thirty-third street and Ninth avenue. He came back 
on Monday night from the South. It should be un- 
necessary to add that his pretty bride was with him. 
She Whs Miss May Runtbohler and they were married 
in St. Michaels Catholic Church, Ninth avenue. G. Abra- 
hamson looked out for things in Mr. Blair's absence. 

Nntlinn Nnunioff. druggist at '20 Rutgers street, this 

city, is being sued for $li.^.000 damages for breach of 
promise by Miss Lucy Von Polkow, an artist of consid- 
erable distinction, and daughter of a lieutenant-colonel 
in the (German army. Process servers are still hunting 
Mr. Nnumoff who is headlined by the daily press as "a 
millionaire druggist." 

Some wholcstile visitors to wholesale regions were: 

James K. I>avis and Henry Baker of the Michigan Drug 
Co.. Mr. Baker being spending a few wei-ks with his 
wife at .\tlantic City; William Baker, of Nelson. Buker 
& Co., Detroit: II. K. Mulford of Philadelphia; George 
Merrell of the W. S. Mentll Chemical Co.. Cincinnati. 
Prtrr Van Schaack and Mrs. Van Scliaak of Chi- 
cago, passed through here on their way to .\tlautie 
City. William E. I/cech, senior member of James I.,ee 
& Co., commission merchants, is spending the summer at 
WillianiKtown. Mass. John .\. Stevens, vic«^president of 
the National Lead Co.. is back from a long Western trip. 

Applications for membership to the drug trade club 

have been nuide by: Felix Jelleuik. William W. Ij<.w- 
rence. Herbert W. LockwotMl. John Bredell. Clement W. 
Jones, Riiyniohd Plati, nil of New York; Howard Mac- 



July 9, 1!)03.] 



NEWS DEPARTMENT. 



41 



MORRIS G. KANTROWITZ. 

r>(irii ill Russia, son of 
a Jewish orthodox ralihi. 
stiiilpiit ill colIcRe of till' 
City of New York, thi> 
Ili'liiew Theological Som- 
iii:ir.v and the New York 
('. v.. is, briefly, an ne- 
couiit -of the inoultiii-' 
(lays of Jlorris Georae 
Kantrowitz. secretary of 
the New York R. 1>. A. 
and proprietor of a phai-- 
niacy at One Hundred 
and Fifteenth street and 
I'arkc avenue. His po- 
sition as owner disquali- 
fies him as president of 
the Drug Clerks" Circle .where he was succeeded by Mr. 
lipstein. He is well known in the State and city phar- 
maceutical circles. 




tent covers si-xteen claims. The machine has a capacity 
of 150 wafers a minute and can be operated by hand. 
It consists of a hopper to contain the powder, and a 
stock pan, a slide with a righting device, a wetting 
device and an automatic folding and sealing chain. 

Lamed & Barker make kuniyss fresh every day. 

A new remedy is "acetanoform" for headaches and 
other ailments. They have just issued a circular giv- 
ing the prices- of everything they keep in the drug and 
supply line. 

Various cliurch societies are asking the druggists 

to donate the use of their soda fountains for one day 
and several have consented. 

An effort is being made to have every drug store 

in town closed up the day of the annual outing on 
Skaneateles Lake. 



Sherry. Newark, N. .1.: A. L. Bailhache, Racine, Wis., 
and George N. Gardnier. New York. 

Frank C. Bone, manager of the James L. Constant 

pharmacies in Now- Rochelle and Larchmont, was taken 
to his homo in St. Catherine's. Ontario, suffering from 
temporary insanity. It is said that he imagined that 
the police were after him. Overwork. 

Nearly every prominent wholesaler in the city signed 

a petition to Secretary of the Treasury. Leslie M. Shaw, 
to reinstate Dr. George W. Jewett, w-ho recently resigned 
after thirt.v-seven years of service as examiner of drugs 
in the seventh appraiser's division. 

Cupid laid for popular James M. McCullough, the 

White Plains druggist, and got him. The lady is a pop- 
ular young woman of White Plains and the wedding 
itinerary included the Thousand Islands. 

W. S. Mersereau of Schieffelin & Co.. has gone to 

Iveen Valley, Adirondacks, with his family for a vaca- 
tion, and W. T. li. Mersereau is with his children at 
Point Pleasant, on the Jersey coast. 

• The following officers of the United Lead Co. have 

been elected: President. Barton Sewell: vice-president. 
E. R. Hoyt; chairman executive commitloe, T. ,T. 
Phillips. 

The Mount Morris pharmacy at One Hundred and 

Twentieth street and Madison avenue, has been pur- 
chased from Samuei Elk by David Browd. 
Trade is worse than ever before in New Y'ork. Re- 
tail trade is estimated to be off 40 per cent, and the 
wholesalers are also loudly complaining. 

Saturday, remember, is the date of that outing of 

the Retail Druggists' Bowling Association and the place 
— gay and festive Coney Island. 

Charles Kiwan of White Plains, and Dr. Leslie W. 

Weedon, formerly of the Weedon Drug Co., Tampa, 
Fla., were in town last week. 

Mr. Pfander. formerly of Schultz & Pfander. Ack- 

ley, Ii.., is opening a palatial new pharmacy at White 
Plains, this State. 

■ — ■ — William Gregorius, son of George Gregorius, has 
purchased tlie Bayside pharmacy at Bayside, L. L, of 
Dr. C. B. Story. 

Dr. D. A. Cassella, the Pearl and Park street drug- 
gist, has a new store near the ferry in Roosevelt street. 



AROUND SYRACUSE. 

Frank A. Robinson has been working with Drug- 
gist Rufus Smith on a new machine, which, it is ex- 
pected, will be of great value in manufacturing pharma- 
ceutical supplies. It fills conseals or wafers. The pa- 



ROUND ABOUT BUFFALO. 

M. L. Albright, a recent graduate of the Buffalo C. 

P., has entered the employ of A. M. Palmer, Olean. O. 
E. Dake of Cattaraugus, has moved his store to Spring- 
ville. W. H. McCoach, formerly with Adon Rice, 485 
Porter avenue, has entered the employ of C. J. Dwyer, 
Elk and Louisiana streets. 

Dean B. Crawford, formerly with Stoddart Bros., 

but now with Dr. Moffitt. 1614 North Second street, 
Philadelphia, is visiting friends in Buffalo and Gowanda. 
Herman Schaafsma, who has been with Stoddart Bros., 
has gone to St. Louis, seeking a new field. 



CHARLES ALTENHAIX, who for more than tliir- 
ty-si.\ years was a familiar figure in Schieffelin & Co.'s 
general offices, where he was known to hundreds of 
druggists, died on June S and was buried two days later, 
the services being held at his home. 11 Reservoir avenue, 
Jersey City. His death was caused by cancer of the 
livci. A wife and two daughters are left. 



LOUIS B. EPSTEIN. 

When Louis B. Epstein came from Russia in 1S96 
the first question he asked on landing was whether the 
factory laws were being observed in drug stores. Re- 
ceiving a negative nn- 
swer he incorporated a 
plank on the subject in a 
platform which he had 
gotten up on the way 
over. His work as "boy" 
for N. Fetter, at 103 
Lexington avenue, and a 
course at the Brooklyn 
C. P. and his present po- 
sition as manager for Dr. 
Robert Theyson. ISO A ve- 
nue C, did not change his 
principles. From ser- 
geant-at-amis of ilie 
Drug Clerks' Circle. 
which he helped to organ- 
ize, he has been advanced 
by his associates to the 

presidency. He is a member of the State and Manhattan 
Ph. Associations. 

ml'I.FORD'S pre-Digested Beef contains the 
entire nutritive value of fresh lean beef, pre- 
digcsted. in a forin ready for immediate 
absorption. Special inducements are made to live 
druggists to handle this preparation. Write us for 
particulars, sending a correct mailing list of your 
physicians. 




H. K. MULFORD COMPANY, 



Philadelphia. 



•I-.' 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



IJuly 9. 190.1. 




JOHN U. KBBS. 



JDMN A. I.EVI'.KTY. 



niAKI.r.S V. RAPKLYE. 



There is no i-piisoii why these three inoii shoiiM not 
he .«aid In constitute the Connecticut I'h. A. triunivi.nte. 
Jt 18 hiird to K't pictures of three l)etter men on one 
page. Mr. I.evert.v. iu tlie center, is president — the first 
Bridgeport has had. He was first vice-president Inst 
.vear. He is very popular. Mr. Itapelyc of Hartford. 



is siTvin;; his fmirth term ;is secretary and tliey refused 
to lot him retire under any consideration, showing wis- 
dom. He was presiilent in IStt.'i and a member of the 
hoard (if pharmacy for six years. Mr. Ebbs of Water- 
bury, treasurer, was also re-elected to a position that 
he graces. 



NEW ENGLAND. 



QUEER METHODS. 



The Manner of Handling the Cases Looks Very Much 

Like Persecution — "Spotters" Furnish the 

Evidence — Heavy Penalties Imposed. 

Brockton. July 7. — I.iciuor raids upon drug stores 
and arrests of the owners and clerks have made things 
lively iu Bro.'klon. John V. Walsh and Hugh Caffncy 
were arrested at the same pharmacy at Main and Har- 
vey streets. A search brought to light considerable 
whiskey. Walsh !» proprietor and Calfrey. clerk. In 
t-ourt it was shown that offic'crs employed a man to 
KO in to make purchases of liijuor. This "stool" has 
been used in several similar cases by the police, who, 
however, never produce him in court. He "disappears" 
when it is i-onvenient. Both defendants wore found 
guilty, fined ?7.". ;'nd both a|.|icaled. 

.\notlier Brockton victim was Jeremiah J. McCarthy, 
who in the Superior Court was lineil ?1(M1, on appeal. 
He also was sentenced to one month in the House of 
<'orrection. Slill nmilher case is that of I.ouis Sheehan, 
drug clerk at the Temple |iharniacy, Campello. It 
wnu ohargiHl that he failed to register the sali-s. The 
caw is not yet seliled. Ceorge J. Brownrigg's store 
whi-n raidiil hhowed no liiinor on the premises, yet he 
was nrresled for nllegi'd keeping ami exposing lii|uor. 
The chief wilne<>H against him \wis the missing spy of tlic 

•>aricer(. Zealous II. Tower, another Brockt Iruggist. 

vran in court on a li<|Uor charge and spotters furnishe<l 
all of the leHtimony iigainst hiin. They received a 
•VTcre handling un the part of the druggist's lawyer. A 
verdii't of guilty was fouml and .Mr, Tower paid a 
line of f-:,. 

Ill I'lill Hiver, J. Eugene Arcand. wnu on trial on 
chnrgeii of Illegal Ilijuor aalf* and waa found not 
guilty. 



SHOOTING AT DRUGGIST'S HOME. 

I...\v.ll. .M;i>s., Jnlv T.— Tlie li..nie of Dr. Constant 
Hem.lte. druggist in I.owell, was the scene of a start- 
ling shcoting affray. 

.V young woman and her sister, guests of Dr. Hon- 
otte's family, were followed by all obtrusively attentive 
young man. Une of lUo sisters entered the house while 
the other remonstrated with the man for following them. 
It ended in his shooting both her and I»r. .Vdelard Pay- 
ette, son-in-law of Dr. Ilenoiie — a bridegroom of only 
two months — who came to her assistance. 

The as.sailant escaiied. The young woman died. 
Dr. Payette is on the road to recovery. He is employed 
at l>r. Henotte's drug store. Louis Goddu, brother of 
the murdered girl, is a drug clerk, formerly in Boston 
and Wiiwester. 



TURNED OUT TO BE HIS PARTNER. 

1 >oi< liesi.T. Mass.. July 7. — On the charge of steal- 
ing nearly .'SlIDH worth of drugeists' suHilies from Ills 
store, Itr. James H. Sexton. ."tCi Norfolk slr»vt. Dor- 
chester, had his young "clerk"' arnxled. In the lalter'a 
rooni-s the goods taken were fouml. 

The prisoner was honorably discharge<l. Accord- 
ing to Dr. Sexton the defendant hail lieon employed for 
the last thri'c months. When goods began to disappear, 
Sexton kept watch. It was brought out in court, how- 
ever. th;it the defendant was a partner of Sexton, 
and had a right to do as he pleasetl with certain of 
the goods. He did not ileiiy taking the drugs. Sexton 
insistisl that the clerk was not a i>arlner, but an ap- 
plication for a lii|Uor license with the names of the 
clerk and Sexton both signed to was prodiiciM in evi- 
dence. 



THE BAY STATE. 

.V recent visit by Simon I!. Harris, agent for the 

State board of phariuacy, to the store of Mr. Clement 
Frechette, LeominstiT, resulted in a summons to ex- 
plain in court his lh|Uor business. Dr. Frechette pleaded 
guilty to not reconllng his "liiiiior salea" and by agree- 
ment 1 1 ase was conlinunl for sixty daya with tlie 

understanding that it will be plac<-<l on file if he will 
go out of business. He is not a registere<l pharmacist. 



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aud the point raised was tbat because he is not reg- 
istered, he lias no right to sell alcohol. 

A late June wedding was that of Charles William 

Perry, 3d, of Newburyport, and Miss Blanche S. Thur- 
low, at the home of the bride's parents. Guests were 
present from many cities. An elaborate reception 
•was giren by the bridegroom's parents at their resi- 
dence. Many handsome gifts were received. Mr. 
Perry is connected with the pharmacy of Karl Castle- 
hun, Newburyport. 

-The funeral services for Andrew G. Weeks, long 

prominent as head of the house of Weeks & Potter, 
brought together many leading members of the drug 
trade. The Boston Druggists' Association sent a dele- 
gation. The business houses of the jobbing trade of 
the city were closed during the services. 

Xotwithstanding the efforts made to have Mayor 

John W. Weeks, the "druggist mayor" of Newton stand 
ns a candidate for re-election, he positively declines 
to run for another term. Several hundred leading 
citizens have appealed to him and his re-election would 
be an assured fact. 

The marriage is announced of Frederick A. Bran- 
ties, druggist in Webster, to Miss Anna A. Miles of 
Springfield. The ceremony was performed by Bishop 
Thomas D. Beaven. Mr. and Mrs. Brandes went on a 
wedding tour to Boston. 

Five years in the drug business has satisfied Frank 

G. Warren in the employ of F. E. Mole, pharmacist at 
Adams, that he has- had enough, so he has resigned 
and accepted a position with the Hoosac-Valley Street 
Railway Co. 

On the charge of breaking into the store of McVey 

Brothers. Summer and Cottage streets, East Boston, 
two men have been arrested. It is alleged that they stole 
money, postage stamps and other articles. 

Cleansing fluid was taken in a hurry by a Beverly 

Ti'oman who mistook it for medicine. She swallowed 
a generous dose which made necessary a doctor, a 
stomach pump and antidotes. 

-Oscar Rydestrum. druggist at Buffalo, N. Y., has 

been the guest of friends at Conway, in the Berkshires 
of Massachusetts. He is accompanied by Mrs. Ryde- 
strum. 

Improvements in Stevens & Low's pharmacy in 

Haverhill will make it almost a new store. 



PENNSYLVANIA. 



CONNECTICUT. 

It has just come out that the Waterbury Drug 

Clerks' Association withdrew from the Central Labor 
T/rion because the members were opposed to supporting 
the striking trolleymen who showed no inclination to 
"work after five months idleness. The clerks were obliged 
to contribute 2.t cents a week to a cause in which most 
of them did not believe. 

There are ten drug stores on the main street in 

"Middletnwn. and there are not over 15,000 people in the 
town. Of the ten druggists not more than three belong to 
the State association. Four are to become members soon. 
Considerable competition by grocers who deal in patent 
medicines is being met by cutting prices. 

• The State board granted licenses to the following: 

Henry R. Rhodes. I. E. Southmayd, H. P. Lehr. and 
J. A. Johnson, New Haven; .1. K. Stevenson, West 
Haven, and C. Gustafrou, Jr.. Brooklyn, N. Y. 

R. \. Bronson of the E. L. Washburn Co. of New 

Haven is spending a two weeks' vacation in Atlantic 
City. 



PROFESSOR WILLIAM ELDER of the depart- 
ment of chemistry at Colby Institute, Waterville, Jle., 
died of heart disease. For thirty years he had been a 
professor at Colby. He was born in Nova Scotia. His 
nge was about sixty years. He is survived by a wife 
nnd a daughter. 



NEED ''BROADER HORIZON.'^ 

Philadelphia Wholesaler Moralizes on Pettiness of Re- 
tailers and Cites a Case in Point. 

Philadelphia. July 7. — These words of a prominent 
wholesaler will amuse: 

"The trouble with the Philadelphia retail druggists 
is that they have been educated with a grain weight. 
They must broaden the horizon under their vision and 
sink their petty differences before they can even hope 
to accomplish much. They are too narrow. A case in 
point: A store refused to sign or line up to the new 
price list. A committee went there, made threats, and 
were laughed at. They then called on the wholesaler 
who was selling goods to the store and threatened him, 
to receive only the same treatment. The committee then 
squabbled among themselves, owing to a few hot-headed 
members, and finally tried to get the association mem- 
bers to boycott the wholesale house. The funny end of 
the matter is, that not ten per cent of the members 
buy from the house in question, the bulk of their trade 
connection laying outside of the city and State." 



WILL BE A HANDY MAN IN PRISON. 

Philadelphia. July 7. — George C. Courtwright. presi- 
dent of the Alba Dentists' Co., and Dr. William Powell, 
a licensed dentist and manager of the business, were con- 
victed of conspiracy to employ students who were not 
licensed dentists and were sentenced to one year and to 
three months respectively. 

Apothecaries here chuckled gleefully when they re- 
ceived the above information. The "Alba" people man- 
ufactured many things for the teeth and they were fa- 
mous for telling their patients the "terribleness" of 
the stuffs sold by druggists. 

Courtwright is the man who. in trying to push a 
malt extract several years ago, drove a pair of white 
ponies around the city with a sign on the wagon: "This 
pair of white beauties to be presented to the next presi- 
dent's wife." He "loaded" every man in town with that 
wonderful extract. 



OTHER HAPPENINGS. . 

George B. Evans of Philadolpliia was being driven 

over to the Country Club in a coach. The horses ran 
away and the coach turned completely over. Mr. Evans 
while not seriously hurt, had his scalp so severely lacer- 
ated that he was driven to St. Timothy's Hospital for 
repairs. 

^The regular meeting of the P. A. R. D., to be held 

July 3, was postponed on account of the proximity of 
the national holiday, to July 10. The executive com- 
mittee possibly thought that some of the members might 
bring firecrackers to the meeting. 

Miss Minnie M. Lentz and Walter Rothwell were 

united in marriage by Rev. Arthur D. Hilton at the 
home of the bride's parents. Hatboro. Walter Rothwell 
is proprietor of the Hatboro pharmacy and of two drug 
stores in Philadelphia and is a member of the Philadel- 
phia Wholesale Drug Co. He is also a. member of 
Hatboro town council. After a trip through the South 
Mr. and Mrs. Rothwell will make thei.- home at "The 



E. I. Santal Perles 

Bottles of 50, with yellow wrapper 

Write for Samples and Prices 

BILLINGS CLAPP CO.. - - Boston 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



[July 9. 1903. 



M«i»Im," i1h> lionie of Mm. Holhweir* poreuu, while 
Mr. H">t!«<'ir- in-wr h«n»f id bfinK completed. 

:\rv reported in embryo for the 

J. . 1.1,-lliliiii. One at Klovc-ntli and 

j\, ..n Niutli Htroet, below Catherine. 

l.uki-us and I«iac Huffnian, I'ittshnrw; 

!•. I'litawiKsn; and Elmer Mole. Erie, were 

ill I .Ji July 4. 

.\nnther aiga: "For July 4 — A PltB- of absorbent 

cotton and a bottle of witch har.el for 10c." 

Si»ni on an uptown drug store: "This Place has 

Changed Flauds, Ffet and Brains." 



LITTLE MORE PRESSURE REQUIRED. 

Brandy nine S|.rlnK>^. I>el.. .Inly 7.— The SUile board 
of pharnincy was iiistruitiMl, «t the recent annual meet- 
ing in this city of the Delaware Ph. Soc., to use a little 
pressure in enforting the pharmacy law. This was after 
N. It. Itaiifortli. chairman of the legislative committee 
had reported failure in the attempt to pass a new law. 

The attendant was very good. President E. L. 
Clark read his address, Thomas B. Cartmell presented 
an interesting trade interests report, and, at his motion, 
a committee was appointed to draft resolutions endorsing 
the X. A. K. It. 

Si-iretnry V. W. Fenn repored 80 members, the 
largest roll yet. William T. Starkey, of Milton; J. 
Frank Sterling and Levi Scott, of Dover, and John O. 
Bosley, of Wilmington, were selected new members. 

Secretary F. W. Fenn reported 80 members, the 
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, a former Wilniing- 
tonian. on "College Work": Herbert J. Watson, on 
some new quinine compounds; and Professor Robin, 
bact«»ri<ilogi8t for the water department, on "Water 
Filtration." II. I.. Stiles spoke as a delegate from the 
Pennsylvania association and Dr. Worthington of Wil- 
mington, from the State Medical Society. 

The new president is Francis E. Gallagher, Wil- 
mington. The other officers are: Vice-presidents — J. 
Ferris Belt, for New Castle county; Levi Scott, Kent 
county; H. M. Kauffman, Sussex county; secretary. 
Frederick W. Fenn. Wilmington; treasurer, Oscar C. 
Draper. Wilniinglon: executive committee — L>r. C. M. 
Allmond. E. L. Clarke, W. A. Jester; for presentation 
to the governor for choice of two to the board of phar- 
macy — Dr. J. Harvey Spruance. Dr. Willard Smith, 
Dr. G. Burton Pearson, J. Ferris Belt, James T. Chal- 
lenger and Joseph P. Williams. 

CIIABLES H. BUUCKETT, formerly of Kirby & 
Burokott, died suddenly of heart disease at his home 
in Montclair. N. J., aged 4.'5. He leaves a widow. Mr. 
Ituri'keit Mils fur many years in the employ of Weaver 
& Sterry. About thirteen years ago he formed a part- 
nerKliip with Mr. Kirby to mill drugs, but the firm went 
Into liipiidMlion in a few years. 

Its Forty -fourth AnnouncemcDt. 
The forly-fourlli nimual announcement of the Chi- 
cago College of Pharmacy has just lieen issued and 
frfiin it we lenni that the next annual course of instruc- 
tion will begin September "Jt) and continue for seven 
monlha. ihiNJng on April LM), 10<>4, the date of the 
cuninenrement exerfises. The names of the members 
of the faculty are the name as last year ami full infonnn- 
llon is given of the »ysl<-ni nf leaching, which inclmb-s 
let'turen, demonul Hit ions, recilations, written and oral 
exnminotious. and tlxirough laboratory practice. A new 
fcatur*' introduced this year is the offer of Oio Becker 
Prize, c<iniiislinK of a cln-mical cabinel, with a full set 
of reagrnln and hppnratUK for pharnuiceiitical testing, 
to I..- iitti,r.|..l 111 the siMiior slndelil who altaiiis the 
li.. ' If ill phiirniiiry. The college buihiing is 

!• Hi" Sliilf sireei. cloHc to the center <pf 

II ' irj. 1 ..f il... city. 



THE SOUTH. 



REMARKABLE PROFITS. 



That Earnings of the Emerson Drug Co. were i4S Pc 

Cent, of Capital Stock Last Year is Brought 

Out in Suit to Restrain Company 

from Merging. 

Baltimore, July 7. — ^The Emerson Drug Co., mana- 
facturers of Bromo-Seltzer and other prepiirations, is 
being Rue<l to prevent the transfer of the capital stock, 
property and business of the company to the Emerson 
Drug Co. of New Jersey. 

.\s told some weeks ago in llie Era, the Emerson 
company is having erected in New Jersey extensive lab- 
oratories for manufacturing on a large scale. It is re- 
ported to be the intention to produce acetanilid, tartaric 
acid and other heavy chemicals used in the com[>osition 
of the company's finished products. These articles are 
also to be disposed of to the generul trade. In order to 
work most advantageously the Baltimore company, it is 
said, was to be consolidated with the New Jersey cor- 
poration, and it is this alleged intent which the suit 
brought is designed to prevent. Incidentally some inter- 
esting information was brought out relative to the profits 
earned by the company, which must be regarded as one 
of the most prosperous in the country. 

The petitioner is Lucius S. Hall, who asserts that he 
owns seven shares of the Emerson Drug Co., and the 
suit is filed on beh&lf of all other stockholders desirous of 
becoming parties to it. The defendants are the Baltimore 
and New Jersey companies and Isaac E. Emerson, John 
F. Waggaman, Joseph F. Ilindes, Jr., and Parker Cooke, 
directors of the Baltimore company. The latter corpor- 
ation, the bill of complaint states, was incorporated 
March 2.3. l.'*iTl. with an authorized capital stock of 
J250.(KKi, divided into lO.(KX) shares of a par value of 
$2!^. all of which has been paid up. The business hfcs 
been so profitalile. the bill states, that on two occasions 
the cimipany declared and paid special dividends to the 
stockliolders greater than the total capital slock. The 
profits for the year ended December 31, 1902, it is as- 
serted, were $;tti2,27.'{, or sufficient to pay a dividend 
of 145 per cent, on the capital slock. Of these profits, 
$27!*. -1 12 was paid to the stockholders, and the balance 
of $ts!..'t.'>-l was oirried to the surplus account. The total 
assets of the company on December 31 last are alleged 
to have been .$372,400, not including the good will of the 
business. 

Mr. Emerson and Mr. Waggaman, two of the de- 
fcndanis. are said to control the policy of the comphuy 
by virtue of owning iiO per cent, of the capital stock. 
They are alleged to have controlled the election of di- 
rectors and to liave had themselves elected president and 
vice-president, respectively. The Baltimore company, it 
is charge, is about to turn over its capital stock, prop- 
erty and business to the Emerson Company of New Jer- 
sey, as explained in a circular letter sent to its stock- 
holder- dnl<Ml June 1. The proposeil transfer, it is 
claimed, is illegal under the laws of Maryland. It is 
allegeil that the conteiiiplaled transfer wouhl be a fraud 
upon the rights of the slockhnlders. 

Judge Dobler, in Circuit Cnurt, signed an order re- 
quiring cause to be shown within five days why the in- 
junction asked for should not bo grante<l. 

.Mention has already been made in the Era of ex- 
tensivt' improvemenis to be commem-eil shortly at the 
lialaliMl ri'sidence of Mr. Knierson on Eulaw Place. One 
of the-<' additions is ihe laying out of huiidsomc Italian 
gardens, for which Mr. Knierson galhereil ideas durinff 

hla re< t yachiing trip in the Misliterraiiean. lie ar- 

rlvi-il li..in.. ^i.v.riil ,lii\s HU" and tulkiil interestingly of 



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what he had seeu, outliuiiig also in a general way the 
plans formulated -nith respect to the projected gardens, 
which will be full of fine statuary. 

While abroad Mr. Emerson also closed a contract for 
a new steam yacht to be over 300 feet long and of high 
speed. She will be sufficiently, large to be available for 
cruising in any sea and under all weather conditions. 
The vessel is to be completed and delivered within one 
year. . 



NEW LIFE FOR RICHMOND ASSOCIATION. 

Richmond, Va., .July 7. — The Richmond P. A., after 
a slumber of more than a year, now starts upon a new 
life with an apparently bright future and with much 
work to be done. William F. Warinner has been made 
president and Gordon Blair secretary. The organization 
will probably for the present hold its meetings at the 
Y. M. C. A. or at the T. P. A. headquarters, both of 
which places are under consideration. 

Aside from the authorized statement that the drug- 
gists of the city want to meet socially it is learned that 
the immediate object is to arrive at a fixed schedule on 
proprietaries. For several years T. A. Miller, president 
of the Virginia pharmacy board, owner of two stores, 
has been selling at eut-ates. Others have tried to hold 
full prices, but the great inroads made by Mr. Miller 
and the Tragle Drug Co. another cut rate store, had a 
demoralizing effect. Mr. Miller politely declined to join 
the association. T. Elwood Tragle has also been invited 
to a conference on rates. The invitation, it is understood, 
will be accepted, though Mr. Tragle, not being a drug- 
gist, will not be a member of the association. 



N. A. R. D. PRICE LIST OUT. 

Baltimore. July 7. — The minimum price list of the 
newly organized Baltimore retail druggists' associations, 
which are affiliated with the N. A. R. D., has been 
issued in neat pamphlet form. A facsimile of a sales- 
man's card is attached. 

All 5 and 10-cent goods are to be sold full price or 
C or 3, respectively, for 25 cents. Fifteen-cent goods are 
also to be full price or 2 for 25 cents; 25-cent goods full 
price with a number of exceptions: 35-cent articles at 
full price with 3 exceptions where 25-cents is to be the 
minimum. Fifty-cent articles are to be 40 cents for 
the exceptions, with 35 cents for Swamp Root and a 
few at 45 cents. Seven t.v-five-cent goods are full price 
with few exceptions, while dollar sizes are fixed at not 
less than 70 and So cents. 



RATHER HAJJD ON THE DRUGGIST. 
Richmond. July 7. — Drug stores of Richmond felt 
the strike very much. When the street car men went 
out cash sales began to fall off greatly. AJI labor organi- 
zations were drawn into the fight. Several druggists 
who lived far from their stores were promptly informed 
that unless they stopped riding there on the cars their 
names would be placed upon the "black list." They 
had to swallow the pill. J. M. Blanks, member of the 
City Council, and owner of two stores, was told that 
his business would suffer unless he discharged a clerk 
who had been riding. This he refused to do. 



NEW ASSOCIATION OF COLORED PHARMACISTS. 
Richmond. Va.. July 6. — The colored pharmacists of 
the State have organized. They met recently at the home 
of Dr. J. 51. Benson, "20 West Lehigh street, Richmond, 
and, forming tHe "Virginia Association of Colored Phar- 
macists," elected the following officers: President, 
George A. Thompson, Richmond; first vice-president, W. 
S. Fields. Petersburg; second vice-president, E. J. Bass, 
Portsmouth; secretary, James E. Jackson, Richmond: 
treasurer, N. T. Pnnnell, Staunton. The object is to 
promote the interests of colored druggists. 



MARYLAND. 

A fire damaged the drug store of Dr. Oscar E. 

Ross. 108 East Baltimore street, Baltimore, to the ex- 
tent of $7,000, while the wholesale drug firm of Muth 
Bros. & Co., 15 East Fayette street, which occupies the 
upper portion of the building, sustained a loss estimated 
at ?5,000. Both losses are covered by insurance and 
occasioned no interruption to business. 

D. G. Wayne, Jr., has taken a position in the retail 

pharmacy of George C. Bunting, 6 West North avenue, 
Baltimore. C. W. Miller, formerly a clerk for Charles 
E. Sonnenburg. Baltimore and Green streets, has bought 
out John C. Eichner, Lexington street and Arlington 
p.venue, Baltimore. 

Dr. Luther B. Benton has purchased the stock and 

fixtures of Snowden & Cowman, West Fayette street, 
Baltimore, which were sold last week at public auction. 
Dr. Benton formerly conducted stores at Laurens and 
McCulloh streets and at Xorth and Druid Hill avenues. 

Among the visitors in Baltimore last week were 

J. N. Simonson and wife, Crisfield, and C. H. Holtzman 
and wife, Cumberland; D. M. Ragan, Conowingo; J. A. 
Williamson. Frederick; J. B. Chandler, the Coco Cola 
man, Atlanta, Ga.; C. L. Henry, Cambridge. 

Druggist ^V, A. Pryor, of Greenemount avenue and 

Madison street, Baltimore, has been missing from home 
since June 30 and his wife is much concerned about 
him. His financial affairs are in excellent order, and he 
had no worries, as far as can be learned. 

— — -William Ryan, a druggist at Falls road and Third 
avenue, Baltimore, is a hero. He rescued a man from 
drowning at a Bay resort last week and then found to 
his disgust that the man was so drunk as to be ob- 
livious to his danger. 

Martin Brandmiller, connected with Muth Bros. & 

Co., for a number of years, has recently purchased a 
handsome cottage at West Arlington. Mr. Brandmiller 
is indirectly one of the beneficiaries under the will of 
his father-in-law. 

William P. Taylor, head clerk for E. Warfield, Jr. 

Alexandria, Va., was married on June "29 to Miss Flor- 
ence Louisa Irwin, at Washington and visited Balti- 
more on his wedding tour, proceeding later to Atlantic 
City. 

John S. Stillman, popular clerk for Dr. Oscar E. 

Ross, who was compelled to stop work on account of 
impaired health, has gone on a long vacation to Pine 
Plains, X. Y., the former home of his father. 
Joseph Eliades, a Greek, who clerked for Drug- 
gist John Ayd, Washington and Monument streets, 
Baltimore, is succeeded by William H. Thornton, form- 
erly with L. M. Becker. 

George C. Vogel, formerly a clerk in the employ of 

George Weller. Sharp and Hill streets, has opened a 
store at Hebville, near Baltimore. 

L. B. Sasser, a retail druggist of Wilmington, N. 

C, who was married on June 24, visited Baltimore with 
his bride. 

^B. A. Lillich has left the employ of Joseph Ayd, 

Monument and Aisquith streets, Baltimore. 



J^ Put up In One Ouoce Bottles Only. 

Powdered Per otmce $1.00- 

Pink Top Capsules Per ounce 1.00 

Tablets, 2>-i grain only Per ouDce 1.00- 

ETNA CEEKICAL CO., Mew York, U. S. A. 



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[July 9. 1903 



THE CAPITAL CITY. 

At n moftiriB of the UoBislored Drug Clerks' Ab»o- 

ciation the following were elected: PrcBidcnt. H. T. 
Dodge; fiwt vice-president, S. Ueckman; sccoad vice- 
prexidrnt. S. J. T. Welln; rocordiiiB secretary, F. T. 
Hafelfineer: finnncinl nccrelnr.v, V. B. Kctolium; treas- 
urcr. A. J. Iliiiwey; Runrdinn. \V. E. Hunt, and guide, 
\V. T. Ilowiird. The annual excursion will be held July 
2S at Marshall Hall. 

Fred. T. UofelfinKor, secretary of the clerks' asso- 
ciation, has written to the commissioners, asking that 
the association be given equal representation on any 
commission that may be appointed to revise the pliar- 
mocy laws of the district. Health Officer Woodward 
replied thot if such a commission be api)ointed it will be 
eminently proper for a representative clerk, or clerks, to 
serve on it. 

Henry A. Johnstone, secretary of the Board of 

Commissioners of riiarnmcy, asked the district com- 
missioners whether the present pharnincy law covers the 
homeopathic pharmacies. Dr. \V. C. Woodward, health 
officer, replied that he could discover no distinction be- 
tween the two classes, but referred the iii:ilter to the 
coriKiration counsel for consideration. 



MEMPHIS AND VICINITY. 

Avaut Quiiin. for several years connected with the 

Van VIeet-Manslield Drug Co., is home again. While 
only seventeen years of age, he has, within the last two 
months, crossed the ocean and traveled over a consider- 
able portion of his native land. He now says that be 
will never leave home again. 

H. y. Lambert, the popular young pharmacist of 

Lauderdale street, was recently married to Miss Clyde 
r>yke of Memnhis. Only one or two of the couple's 
intimate friends knew anything about it until Mr. and 
Mrs. Lambert had left the city on their honeymoon. 

Frc<lerick W. Mayo, formerly connected with the 

laboratory of the Van VIeet-Mansfield Drug Co., has 
purchased the Chelsea store, for many years operated 
by Mc.Xrthur & Winston Bros. Mr. Mayo secured the 
«to<k. invoiced at 54,000, for $1,350. 

R. M. Hammer, of Hammer & Ballard, lias returned 

for a pleasure trip to the gulf. His health much better. 
U. Burtwell, formerly with Hammer & Ballard, has 
gone to California to work. 

R. X. Stable has bought the drug store of J. C. 

Treheme, corner Vance & Hernando Sts., Memphis. 
Mr. Stable recently returned from his honeymoon. 

Lewis Uendall, formerly with Conger, Kahn & 

Gibbs. Shreveport, I<a., now has charge of the city de- 
partment of the Van Vlect-Mansfield Drug Co. 

The Fortune & Ward Drug Co., recently enhanced 

the beauty of their store by adding new fixtures. 



Make Hajr While the Sun Shinea. 

Tlu. Kiirlii season liaK been backward but is rapidly 
coming to the front. Are you in a position to keep your 
immIo clerks busy rlrawing soda wi.ter for customers? 
In order to make your fountain pay, they must be busy 
serving sfnla, every minute during the warm season, and 
they can be, if you use first-class syrups, extracts, 
rrusheil fruila and Juices. If you are in doubt as to 
whiT>- you can obtain good ones, write to the old and 
oriKiiMil Firm of John Mhtthewa. 333 East 2(lth St., 
Ni.» York, they can supply .vou with anything you need 
in tlin line, nnd nre olTering nt the prcHctit time, the 
finpat that In made in Concentrated Fruit Byrups at 
4L44» prr aingle giillou or 10 gallon lotii nt |1.'J5 per 
(•Hull. 



OHIO RIVER VALLEY. 

DON'T UNDERSTAND DOW LAW. 

Columbus, July 7. — .\n application was made for a 
re-bearing of the "Bishop be<'r" case in which the Su- 
preme Court's recent decision has appar«itly extended 
the Dow law and taxes to all soda fountains, drug stores 
and cross roails stores that sell patent medicines. The 
application cannot be heard before late in September, as 
the court has adjourned. It is possible that a stay of 
judgment will be granted until tlie re-hearing. 

W. R. Ogier. secretary of the board of pharmacy, has 
asked the attorney genera! for an opinion as to whether 
proprietary meilicines containing a high per cent of 
nlcoliol must be sold under the Dow law. AtXomey 
General Sheets replied that the sale of malt extracts and 
ether medicinal compounds, sold exclusively for medicinal 
purposes, does not subject the dealer to the Dow tax. 
The question of fruit syrup used in soda water has not 
yet been divided. 



NO MORE BEER BY KEG— SODA WATER NOW. 

Indianapolis, July 7. — Indiauapolis bag for years 
stood pre-eminent as an ico cream city. In many re- 
spects it has continued to be a place of neighborhoods, a 
collection of villages, and has not yet fused itself into a 
complete city. The neighborhood dissipation is ice- 
cream and soda water iiud the neighborhood drug store is 
busy. 

A city political campaign is now opening and the 
manager of one of the contesting parties has give out 
that, different from former campaigns, the dispensing of 
beer by the keg will be given up; that this will be "a 
soda-water campaign" to enlist the help of the better 
class of citizens. This carries happiness to the hearts of 
the retail druggists. 



OTHER HAPPENINGS. 

A clever trick «;is workcil on a Cleveland druggist 

a week or two ago. Tlie "tlinitlain" man tried it a sec- 
ond time, and was caught. He was a "dope fiend," with 
a fondness for laudanum, though be had no money to 
buy it. He entered a drug store and ordered a pint of 
laudanum, together with several other drugs, and then, 
when they were all wrai)iH>d up. proceeded to tie up all 
the packages in one bundle, utilizing some newspapers 
be had brought with him for that purpose. He did this 
while the clerk was making out his bill. Then he dis- 
covered he hadn't enough money, ami stepped out to get 
it. Two hours passed, nnd the clerk, becoming sus- 
picious, opened the big bundle nnd found that the bottle 
of hiiiilanum was missing. 

<'ocaino got a Cleveland druggist into trouble a few 

days ago. A colored wcuiian entered the "Gem" phar- 
macy on Superior street ami wanted to buy some. The 
clerk refused to sell it, as she had no physician's pre- 
scription. The woman grew quarrelsome, and, going out- 
side, threw a brick through a lifly-dollor plate-glass win- 
dow. She had the brick in her pocket, apparently, but 
had never before used it for that purpose. 
.\t the last regular meeting of the Cleveland drug- 
gists a new scheilule of prices was ado]>led, in some 
coses raising prices. The nilvance varies from 1 per cent, 
to 5 per cent., according to the nature of the goods. The 
schedule is printed, went into effect on July 1, and ia 
followed by nearly all of the Cleveland druggists, though 
only about one-half belong to the nssocialiiui. 

While driving in a carriage with two friend* a 

month ago, Christ F. Toedtman, druggist on Wade Park 
avenue. Clevehiml, accidentally ran over a reliriMi busi- 
ness mnu nameil C. I'. Fvniis, inllicting fatal injuries. 
Toetllinan was arraigned for uianslaughter, but « .m dl«- 



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charged, the judge holding that the killing was entirely 
accidental. 

The annual meeting of the Northern Ohio D. A. will 

be held in Cleveland on July 29 at the rooms of the 
Cleveland Ph. A. Officers will be elected for the ensu- 
ing year, a social program will be rendered, and plans 
discussed. At present J. A. Bartlett is president, Wil- 
liam F. Kuder secretary and Louis Hopp treasurer. 

Suit has been brought in the United States Circuit 

Court against Daniel Myers, of Benton. Myers & Co., a 
big wholesale drug firm of Cleveland, by Harvey D. 
Cummings. of Cliicago. The suit is an outgrowth of 
trouble witli llie Manhattan Fire Insurance Co. The 
plaintiff asks for ^lo,.">00. 

Only five druggists in Ottawa county have taken out 

the $15 license required for cigarette dealers. Four are 
at Put-in-Bay and Jliddle Bass, and one at Port Clin- 
ton. It is said that fewer cigarettes are handled in Ot- 
tawa county than in any other county in the State. 

The Ohio Ph. A. at Toledo asked Governor Nash 

to select as board of pharmacy member either Julius 
Greyer, present incumbent. Cincinnati; J. H. McMann, 
Toledo: Frank Amann, Portsmouth; Alfred DeLang, 
Cincinnati, or G. F. Girard, Circleville. 
A Berea druggist named Peter Nelson was arraign- 
ed before the mayor on a charge of violating the Beal 
local option law. Jlembers of the Law and Order 
League say that if a conviction is secured other prose- 
cutions will follow. 

Cincinnati was chosen as the next place of meet- 
ing of the Ohio I'h. A. It may not be located on the 
"unsalted seas," but it has a Coney Island, nevertheless. 
It has no vineyard to inspect, but remember the "malt 
extract." 

Druggists of Cincinnati are giving the United States 

Telephone Co., which will shortly seek a franchise, their 
moral support. Business telephones ■will be furnished 
at $G0 a year. 

The new board of control of the Ohio Ph. A. is com- 
posed of Alfred DeLang, Cincinnati; J. H. Beal, Scio, 
and John Wendt, Toledo. 



INDIANA. 



The most notable event in the trade is the recent 

purchase by Henry Huder of the "Pharmaeopoleum," 
22 West Washington street, Indianapolis, of the Sloan 
Drug Co. Mr. Huder has begun remodelling this old 
stand which is in the very heart of the city. 

The old firm of Blount & Egbert at Wabash, has 

been succeeded by Fowler &; Thompson. Louis Reinkert 
of Indianapolis, who has been in business for 25 years, 
has sold out to D. M. Maroney, a young man. 

The Weber Drug Co., recently opened in the new 

"Claypool Hotel, is already doing a fine trade. It said to 
be the handsomest drug store in Indiana. 

In Indianapolis a new store is being opened by Hos- 

kins & Miller. 



MINNESOTA PH. A. AFTESMATH. 

St. Paul. July 3. — One of the leading features of the 
recent meeting at New Ulm was the reading of papers 
in competition, for which prizes had been offered. H. 
W. Rietzke of St. Paul, took the first prize, his paper 
being entitled "Proprietary Preparations." The second 
prize went to Stewart Gamble of Minneapolis, former 
president of the association, whose paper was on the 
subject of education of apprentices. 

A pleasant feature of the entertainment program was 
an exhibition given by the New Uln» Turuvcreiu. 



AROUND THE GREAT LAKES. 

MICHIGAN NOTES. 

There arc 225 druggists in the city of Detroit, and 

of these only six have this year filed bonds, while two 
pay the tax required from those who sell liquor as a 
beverage. In the county outside of Detroit there are 
twenty-three druggists, and of these four liave filed bonds. 
A loud wail is heard from liquor dealers who have to 
pay their .$500 annual tax and to furnish bonds, and 
there is talk of seeing if the druggists cannot be forced 
into doing the same. The saloon men claim the drug- 
gists dispense almost as much liquor as they do, and 
think they should be made to pay for the privilege. 

E. T. Joues, for the last two years a prescription 

clerk with Lorauger & Culver, Saginaw, has resigned, 
having purchased a drug business at Chatham, Out., his 
old home. Wm. F. Lount has resigned from the Post 
Tavern pharmacy, Battle Creek, to accept the head 
clerkship with Lorauger & Culver. 

Battle Creek has a new pharmacy which will be 

known by the popular title of the "Three Freds." Fred 
I'arker is the proprietor, and he has secured the services 
of two of the city's most popular young druggists, Fred 
Ashley and I'red Larmour. 

The American Drug Co. is te name of a new firm 

at Traverse City. They are fitting up a magnificent 
pharmacy at 219 East Front street. Peter Tonnelier 
of the Battlement Drug Co., Benton Harbor, is the prin- 
cipal stockholder. 

A cigar stub was responsible for a fire which de- 
stroyed over $20,000 worth of property in Maple City. 
One of the sufferers was Dr. G. W. Fralick, whose phar- 
macy got a severe scorching. 

— — L. E. Bockes, pharmacist with G. J. Noteware of 
Bellaire, took his family out for a little picnic recently 
and they ate dinner on the river bank. Contact with 
poison sumac made all ill. 

L. D. Labidie of South Bend, Ind., is a new clerk 

at the Converse drug store. South Haven. E. Falette of 
Coral, has purchased the drug stock of Chas. Snyder at 
Morley. 

Benton Harbor has a fine new establishment under 

the name of the Star Drug Co. The incorporators are 
A. H. Burger, Ed. C. Sisson and George L. Dater. 

The Karmasen Drug Co. is the name of a new firm 

at Bangor. 



WISCONSIN. 



The Board of Pharmacy passed eleven of thirty- 
three applicants as follows: Pharmacists — George A. 
Shields, Mazomanie; Isaac C. Thomas, Sheboygan: Ed- 
ward N. Fernholz, Jefferson; Erich A. Krueger, Wau- 
sau. Assistant pharmacists^Charles B. Caughey, Mil- 
waukee; William A. Braun, Milwaukee; Elmer J. Falk, 
Stoughton; Edmond K. Hass, Fond du Lac; Sidney A. 
Denis, Grand Rapids; Victor J. Bellerue, La Crosse; 
Thomas H. Dexter, Milwaukee. Next examination at 
Milwaukee, August 18-21. 

McKnight & Co., a new firm, composed of L. A. Mc- 

Knight and H. O. Lengelsen, have purchased the Stand- 
ard stock at Rosendale. Theodore Mueller, a Milwaukee 



ABBOTKorIgiW 
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[July 9, 1903. 



A BRIGHT PHI CHI QOINTETTE. 




U. K. KlUcKSO.N. 



It.'iii <"lmi>tcr. riii (1.. 
I'ru'.cruiiy. .Nortli wostiTU 
S.licx>l of riiuriniK-y, 
wishes to InircMlutv to 
Kra renders live of its 
most liiB'ily vnlue<l melii- 
liers. H. E. Kriclksoii. 
si-.Tctnry. Cliicimo. and 
Kverard Everett Stacy. 
Tiisooln, III., were honor 
men in their class this 
year. Owen C. DeVine. 
Marietta. O., is Worthy 
Master of .-Vruis. L. 
Artliur I'epin. Cliicago, 
Worthy Cliief C'ouusellor. 
ami Frank Milne, Worthy 
I'relate, of Morrison, ill., 
complete this bright quin- 
tette. 



druggist, has opened a new store in his own building 
just erected at West Allis. 

Joseph Bachman, of Fort Atkinson, has accepted 

a iwsition in the retail department of Willson Bros.' 
pharmacy at E.lscrtou. C. M. .\llen of Wheeler h.as re- 
moved to Colfax, where he will open a drug store. 

The drug firm of Hurley & O'Keilly at Merrill dis- 

solvcil partnership. Mr. O'Ueilly continuing. Frank 
Courtland has sold his drug store at Thorp to Frank 
Medland & Co. and will retire from business. 
The Model drug store at Galesville is to be discon- 
tinued. Mr. Franear having purchased the Galesville 
pharmacy, to which he will add the stock of his other. 

^The sale of the stock of the Pigeon pharmacy at 

Green Bay was to Gus Cauwenbergh, for $700. It is 
now being removed to the store of the purchaser. 

The press report giving the loss on Corbett & Ack- 

erman's drug store at .?ir..OtX> in the big fire at riymouih 
is incorrect. The adjusters settled it at $4,G13. 

The firm of Kradwell. Thiesen & Co., druggists of 

llncine. has dissolved. T. W. Thiesen retiring. The con- 
oeni owns five drug stores. 

FROM ILLINOIS. 

The Searle A: llereth Co. manufacturing pharnin- 

oists. Chicago, has lately concluded negotiations with 
Ross, Flowers & Co.. of Chicago, manufacturers of 
toilet articles and pliarmacentical specialties, whereby 
all of the stock, good will and ni-counfs have been pur- 
rhasiHl by the Searle & llereth Co.. which also assumes 
nil of the liabilities. The line of toilet articles and 
sporiallies formerly marketed by Uoss, Flowers & Co. 
will hereafter be marketed by the Searle & Hereth Co. 

Mr. and Mrs. H. Y. Hensley have bo\ight the slon 

(•eloiiEing to tlie estate of George Conler in Clinton. 
nnd will continue it in the same l<>cntion. Mr. Ilenslcv 
wn« niotoolali'd with Mr. Corder for nine years. 

ItiiruK & Zimnu-rmann. well-known druggists i.f 

(hiklnnd, hive taken Pr. Carter into partnership nii'l 
hereafter the style of the firm will be B. F. Burn A: 
Co. 

1*. J. Hourseheidl in erecting a new drug store i 

I'l-orla, at First and Spencer streets. 



liril'.FHT E. EDEN, n young drug clerk of William- 

b M. bnd »<jn of Dr. .Samuel Eden, diil 

1 !.r pathetic circumitiiiiceh. Iteturnin.' 

' . I'H.k. br miolnko, a ilrliik of cnrbdi. 

I ou' in a bottle near another ImUiI. 

> <«ribi..| for him by hl« fntli. r 

"ll-l. lie wan 10 years ohi. 



WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI. 



WASHINGTON A. C. SCHOOL OF PHARMACY. 

I'uUmau. Wash., June -5. — <„'ummencement exercise* 
of Uie school of pharmacy of the Washington Agricul- 
tural College and School of Science were held here last 
week, the address to the graduates being delivered by 
Hon. Francis W. Cushnmn, member of t/ongresg from 
tliis State. President E. A. Bryan i-onferred the de- 
grees. Following are the nanus of the graduates and 
"honor men": Tliomas J. Anders, Jr., Olyinpia; Arthur 
B. .Vnnis, (Honor). Spokane: Edwin Kogers Doughty, 
Lind; Dayton Burt Gfarrison. (Honor), Olympia: Mrs. 
Cora Harvey, Colville; Bert I.ognn Jones, Snrague; 
Edward Lloyd Jones, Spokane; William Ijisher, Cheney; 
David Hughes Lewis, (High Honori, Welch; Manford 
E. Peck. Odessa; Milton M. Held. (High Honor). Pull- 
man; James Wimam Itice, (Honor), !toy; Henry Uose- 
noff, Ritzville; .-.en Boyd Shelton, Walla Walla; Wil- 
liam .Vlilen Wallis, (Honor). Pullman. 



MINNESOTA CLERKS' FIRST PICNIC. 
St. Paul. July a. — The Minnesota Ketail Drug Clerks* 
.Association held its first annual picnic at Wildmoor, 
White Bear Lake, near St. Paul, on June 2C. Prof. 
Carl Kothfuss, instructor of the Y. M. C. A. athletic 
classes. St. Paul, was in charge of the programme of 
track :inil field events. Prof. Kothfuss prepared a card 
of twelve events for women, twelve for men and four for 
children. The conti-sts were open oidy to drug clerks 
and traveling men and their wives, sisters, children and 
women friends. A ball game between teams represent- 
ing the St. Paul and .Minne;i|mlis ilrug clerks was played. 



MISSOURI. 
Lorally the prices on fountain beverages and con- 
coctions are higher than in former seasons. A "sundae" 
costs a dime at most places, the price having climbed 
from a nickel. "Ihe "2'i>-cent depurtment store ice- 
cream soda" has vanished, and druggists say there i» 
no peri-eptible falling off in fountain s"'es. 

Edward Young, drug lUrk for W. H. Grant. St. 

Louis, has liought J. 15. .Meukhaus" pharmacy at 4(5<X> 
Easton avenue. Mr. Young is a graduate of --Vpotheoary 
Hall. London, &nd has previously owned, either in- 
dividually or as a partner, stores in New Y'ork, Arizona 
and Kansas. 

Ere long, Wolff & Wilson's drug store. Sixth nnd 

Washington avenue, will present r.n entirely new asi>ect. 
This concern has a vast volume of new business. Tlieir 
cigar booth, recently coudui-tiil along new lines, is re- 
sponsible for a large nmuunt of new trade. 
Frank Krueger. formerly of Kansas City. Mo., haa 




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FRANK MILXE. 



L. ARTHUR PEPIN. 



purchased the Union Avenue Pharmacy of the Evans 
Drug and Chemical Co. for about |12,000. Mr. Krueger 
formerly owner] two stores in Kansas City, one of which 
he conducted for seventeen years. 



ENTERTAINED VISITING DRUGGISTS. 

Toronto. June 30. — The second annual meeting of 
the Divisional Association of the Ontario C. P. for the 
counties of Middlesex and Elgin was held at St. Thomas. 
There was a large attendance, President C. McCalhmi 
-of London, occupying the chair. Papers on subjects 
of trade interest were read by Frank Holman, London; 
J. L. Luckham, Glencoe, and G. H. Small, St. Thomas, 
and addresses delivered by J. F. Roberts, district rep- 
resentative, and others. The election of officers re- 
sulted as follows: J. F. Roberts, Parkhill. honorary 
president and district representative; C. McCallum, 
London, president; E. C. Harvey, London, vice-presi- 
dent; X. I. McDonald, Loudon, secretary-treasurer; J. 
H. Cairncross, \V. T. Strong, J. F. Shuff. and J. Callard 
all of London; W. A. Foster, St. Thomas; W. H. Stip- 
ler, Strathroy, and J. L. Luckham, Glencoe, executive 
committee. The visiting druggists were entertained at 
luncheon by the local members. 



CANADIAN NOTES. 

J. L. Warwood of the Kennedy-Sufifel Drug Co., 

Green Bay, Wis., was married in Hamilton, Ont., to 
Miss Myrtle W. Stewart, daughter of Andrew Stewart 
of that city, at the residence of the bride's parents, Rev. 
T. J. Bennett officiating. A number of guests from 
Rochester, Detroit and Buffalo were present. The 
newly married pair left for Buffalo en route for their 
•new home in Escanaba, Mich. 

Delegates representing the thirteenth Division of 

the Ontario C. of P. met at Windsor, Ont., and elected 
the following as a committee to confer with other drug- 
gists' associations in fixing standards of education and 
pay for apprentices: W. R. Graham, Ridgetown; W. R. 
Johnston, Sarnia; H. O. Fleming. Windsor: F. J. Miller, 
Walk«rville, and W. H. Wilson, Dresden. 

The Munyon Homeopathic Home Remedy Co.. 

Limited, with a capital of $100,000 and head office in 
Toronto, has Ijeen incorporated to do a general business 
in homeopathic remedies, the provisional directors be- 
ing J. M. Munyon and Duke Munyon, of Philadelphia, 
and J. J. Gibbons, of Toronto. 

G. W. Bartlett, druggist of Winnipeg. Man., was 

married to Miss Annie McFarlane. daughter of Rev. A. 
McFarlane, of Clearsprings, Man., the ceremony being 
performed by the father of the bride. The happy coupl.- 
went East to spend their honeymoon. 
Vernon W. Meek, druggist with Cairncross & 



Lawrence, London, was united in marriage on June 
IT to Miss Mabel O'Neil, daughter of J. H. O'Neil of 
the same city, the ceremony taking place at the resi- 
dence of the bride's parents. 

"Dr. T. A. Slocum, Limited," has been incorporated 

with a capital of .$100,000 to take over the business of 
Ihe T. A. Slocum Chemical Co. of Toronto. The provi- 
sional directors are Lawrence Solman, U. E. Trent and 
L. S. Levee, all of Toronto. 

F. W. Judd, London, purchased the drug business 

..f H. F. Spencer at St. Thomas, Ont. W. H. Bartram, 
druggist of Parkhill, Ont., made an assignment to C. S. 
Smith. G. S. Ostrander, druggist of Minto, Man., has 
sold. 

A new industry for Canada is being undertaken in 

Montreal in the preparation of raw sponges for the mar- 
ket. A portion of the building erected for the Ozo Com- 
pany will be utilized for the purpose. 

S. Dunn &; Co., a new firm, have opened a store 

at Portage avenue and Young street, Winnipeg. 
Robert West of the Hudson's Bay Drug Co., Winni- 
peg, is on a trip through the Eastern States. 

H. Day has bought the drug business of John 

Wood. Lucknow. 

J. A. Rickey, druggist of Ottawa, has sold to J. 

H. Malloy. 

A. H. Esch, druggist of Kaslo, B. C, is closing out. 



Do You Know the Taste of a Ripe Pineapple? 

We wonder how many druggists in the United States 
have ever tasted a naturally ripened pineapple. If one 
could only get hold of such, it would be a revelation to 
him. A pineapple requires about IS months to ripen 
thoroughly on its own root. The pineapples we are 
familiar with are picked green and ripened afterwards, 
very often under unfavorable conditions, and the taste 
is entirely different from the naturally ripened fruit. 

There are no better pineapples in the world than 
those grown on the Malay Peninsula. The Singapore 
Planting and Packing Company, a very large corpora- 
tion whose headquarters are at Singapore, have placed 
on the market this season a grated pineapple put up 
witli a small amount of sugar and no other preserva- 
tive, right on the ground. They claim to use only the 
ripest and soundest fruit, thus insuring all its delicacy 
■'»nd flavor. It is put up in scant two pound cans, and 
packed four dozen in a case. Robert Stevenson & Co., 
9"2 Lake St., Chicago, are marketing it in this country. 
It is sold to the trade at $2.40 per dozen cans, or $9.00 
per case. For crushed fruit, the proper proportion is 
one part of Singapore Pineapple and two parts of Rock 
Candy Syrup; for Pineapple Syrup, one part of the 
Pineapple to four parts of Syrup, with a little fruit 
acid added to suit the taste. In neither case is heat 
required. For the time being, a sample can will be 
sent free to any druggist who will send thirty cents to 
pay for packing and express charges, and mention this 
notice. 



NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 
SCHOOL OF PHARMACY . . . 

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY BUILDINQ, CHICAGO. 
Unsurpassed New Equipment. Seven Laborstorles. 

Twelve Teachers. Thorough Courses. 

NEXT TERM B£C;NS SEPT. 7, I903. 

Address Inquiries to 

PROF. OSCAR OLDBERG, 87 Ltke St., Chicago. 



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THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



[July 9, 190:T, 



WITH OUR DOWN TO DATE ADVERTISERS. 

Some of the live oues wbich a|>l>earcJ in last wcik's 

ANOOSTIKA BITTKRS— Sec C. «. Abbott & 
Co'* ndviTlisrnifiit on pace -1. 

IlSCIIKIt ClIKMUAl. IMroKTlXG CO.— This 
firm nro l..iat.-.l nt U IMntt St.. Xcw York, and nre ex- 
tensive iinpiTlirs of nil kimU of Chi'iiiicnlH. Note their 
aU <in oiifiilc of bnck cover. 

CORKS. — When you sec n eap^a^ ^ or B In a 
circle, your mind turns to "Circle .\" and "Circle B" 
Prescription Corks, for you knov»- them ns nniong the 
be«t. Armstrong Cork Co. makes them and all jobbers 
sell them. 

I-'0.\MOLINE. — Prepared for munufneturers of Ice 
Croaui. Sherbols. Knilt Frosts, and Water Ices. More 
about it on page L^J. Kead it. 

Fl-LEZy. — A first-cliiss Prescription Filing Cabinet 
cnlle<l the Roykin Ki-I-ezy. supplied by K. B. Read Son 
& Co.. Ri.ltiniore, Md. See the illustration on page 20. 

II.Oj 3 per cent. "The kind that keeps." This is 
what the Oakland Chemical Co. claim for their Diox- 
ogen, and if it's a pood kind you're looking for, one 
that you can depend upon, stock this kind. 

.\Qr.\ DESTll.L.VTA. — Always ready when you 
need it. if you have "The Sanitary Still." See the ad 
and cut of the A. H. Peirce Mfg. Co. 

MASS.VOE CREAM.— Made by the Pompeian Mfg. 
Co. of Cleveland. O. Put up in 2 and C oz. Egyptian 
Glass Stoppered Jars, cost $4.00 and $8.00 a dozen, 
anil po-sitively removes blackheads, pimplc.i, tan, sun- 
liurn. etc. Now is the time to stock it. 

FOR SOD.V FOU.NTAINS.— The San Gabriel Val- 
ley Essential Oil Co. have many testimonials for their 
Soluble Concrete OIco Resin of Orange and Lemon, for 
making Soda syrups. You can read them on Page 7. 

STAINOFK.— Write to D. M. Steward Mfg. Co.. 8 
Jay St., N. Y'., or 07 Washington St, Chicago, III., for 
a sanii'le cake and particulars. 

rtRUGGISTS' TINWARE.— The American Can Co. 
manufacture everything the druggist needs that is made 
from tin. Tli"y have offices at New Y'ork, Chicago, 
Baltimore, and San Francisco. This urm makes a 
specialty of Seamless Tin Boxes. 

WINE OF C.tRDUI. — A female remedy of merit, 
costs $8.00 per dozen, less the cash discounts made by 
the r'hat'tanooga Medicine Co., of Chattanooga. Tenn., 
offices also at St. I.ouis, Mo., and San Francisco, Cal. 

ANTIPIII.OGISTINE.— Made by the Denver Chem- 
ical SIfg. Co., 57 L>aight St., N. Y'., and prescribed by 
the lehding practitioner for every type of inflammation. 
Y'oii can nmke aii extra 5 per cent by ordering $24.00 
worth in small or assorted sizes. 



Have You Noticed It? 

If you haven't noticed the advertisement of The 

HumphreyN' Honie<ipntliic M«liciiie Qo. on another 

page of this Issue, it will pay you to do so. It con- 

tninH a rut of the Cabinet which "sells the goods." It 

Is a conceded fact that Ilumphreys' Uomeopathic Rem- 

e<lie« have done and will do all and more than the man- 

ufnriurers claim for them. The public know the vi.lue 

of them, anil are bounil to have Humphreys'. Have you 

;. Iliiiiiphre>ii' Cnbini-t'/ If not, can you afford to be 

!' one'? People have been known to go several 

in order to procure the Humphreys' Reme«lies 

■ hbinet. The reason Is plain, they had seen 

'inei, and knew in which drug store they had 

Tliev nl«n kni-w the giMwlH wouhl be more apt 

M 111 n cabinet. Don't you think 

111 William St., N. Y.. f.ir 

II I I. .vh' Ci.blnet offer? 



"McCormick Means Merit." 

McCormick \- Co. of Italiimore, Md., who are said to 
be the largest importers and grimier* of Spices In the 
South, have recently taken possession of their new 
plant, which is considered one of the finest Drug and 
Spii'e mills in this country. This firm have been won- 
derfully succ<'ssful in the past 14 years, having been 
obliged to seek larger quarters, ten times within that 
period. They attribute their phenomenal success to> 
the fact that fliey have firmly adhered to the principle 
of supplying the trade, with not cheap goods, but good 
gofMJs cheap, and by so doing have made the name 
MeCoruiick & Co., a by-word wherever they are known 
at all. 

The terse expression "McCormick Means Merit" 
appears in many of their advertisements, and both tlie 
consimier and the dealer who know their goods, attest 
to the truth of this statement. They would l>e glad 
to send you generous samples, and quote prices upon 
anything in their Hue which interests you. Address all 
Corres|ii.udcnc€ to McCormick & Co., Dept. E., Balti- 
more. -Md. 

The Babool Tree of India. 
The babool tree, which is the Indian species of 
the gum arable tree, will amply repay any cire anH 
trouble spent on its systematic culture. There is 
scarcely a single part oi it which does not serve some 
economic use. The gum which exudes from its bark 
serves the purpose of calico printers, and when ptire 
is used as a substitute for real gum arabic. The ten- 
der leaves, beaten into a pulp, are administered med- 
icinally as an astringent, the bark, too. being similarly 
employed. The fine powder of the latter, mixed with 
gingelly oil, is given externally in cancerous affection*. 
It is also used for tanning, giving a buff tinge to 
leather, and is added to arrack during manufacture to 
modify the quality of the liquor. Last, but not least, 
a decoction of it, as well as of the pods, makes a very 
good native soap. From the bark of the tender twiga 
a coarse fiber is extracted that does well for ropes and 
rough paper, in the manufacture of which it is success- 
fully employed in the Punjab. In Bengal the young 
fresh twigs are converted into tooth powder. The 
young thorny twigs serve for fences, while, as is 
pretty generally known, the leaves, seeds and green 
pods are of great value in hot seasons as food for 
cattle when other fodders fail. The green pods yield 
a fairly good ink as well as a dye. Such are some 
of the economic purposes to which the babool tree 
can be turned, and although these uses are not being 
pointed out for the first time it may be well to enum- 
erate them again. — Capitol. Calcutta. 

Keeps His Eye on the Gun. 
.An unapprcciativc employer is certainly discourag- 
ing, but as the intelligent clerk realizes that his own 
interest is bound up for the time with that of his 
employer, he does not falter but keeps his eye on the 
gun.- The Ad-Writer. 

Dr. David Kennedy's 

NEW MEDICINES. 

Per Poion 

CALCURA SOLVENT IS.OO 

CALCUHA PLASTEB8 1.00 

CALCURA PILLS t.M 

EPDERMI SOAP t.M 

EXEMALIXE OtNTMEKT «.00 

DR. KENNEDY'S TONIO (Rtrcolla*) . . . . 1.00 

COUGHI.INE SYRUP 4.00 

REDECURA OIL 4.00 

OCCULINE BALM 1.00 

Bamplei, counter odTitrtiilnc and window dlipUjr* prvTidtd. 
Addrcit tbe manufKcturert. 

THE CALCURA CO., 

Dr, Xonnody Row, RONDOUT. V. T. 



July 9, 190.1.1 



NEWS DEPARTMENT. 



PATENTS. TRADE MARKS, ETC. 




73z.(rif 



73Z. SfZ. 



732,038.— 

732,065.— 

732,123.- 
732,135.- 

732,203.- 

732,323.- 
732,481.- 
732,500.- 
732,539.- 
732,565.- 
732,592.- 
732,620.- 
732,056.- 
732,678.- 
732,689.- 



PATENTS. 

Issued June 30, 1903. 

AV'oodbridge H. Birchraore, Brooklyn, N. Y., 
assignor of one-half to Clarksou A. Collins, 
New York, N. \. Siphon bottle. 
Nicholas Glab, Dubuque, Iowa, assignor to 
Frank C. H. Strasburger, Chicago, 111. Bottle- 
filling machine. 

■Adolph Schneider, Chicago, 111. Bottling-ma- 
chine. 

-Charles A. Tatum, New York, N. Y'., assignor 
to \Vhitall-Tatum Company, New York, N. Y., 
a Corporation of New Jersey. Atomizer. 
■George A. Lowry, Boston, Mass. Apparatus 
for charging fluids or the like with carbonic- 
acid or other gas. 

Albert H. Stone, Boston, Mass. Depilatory 
and process of making it. 
•William C. Wiederseim, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Bottle sealing device. 

-Leon F. Bizouarne and Emile Kugler, Pans. ■ 
France. Non-rcfilhible Bottle. 
■Samuel Fyfo, Birmingham, England. Filling, 
corking and labeling bottles. 
-George 11. KIcmm, Fowler, Colo. Insertible 
closure for liijuid receptacles. 
-Horace V. Scott, San Francisco, Cal. Re- 
filled bottle detector. 

-Joseph A. Dinkier. Anadarko, Okla. Drug- 
gist's dispensing oil-can. 

-John F. Schneider, New York, N. Y'. Bottle- 
tin-foiling macliinc. 

-Eliot E. Foril. IJahway, N. J. Bottling 
apparatus. 

-Frank A. Liftchild, Brooklyn, N. Y. Medi- 
cine-dropper. 



DESIGNS. 
Registered June 30, 1903. 

36,305. — Bottle. Julos Farnaii, New York, N. Y. Claim 
— the ornamental design for a bottle substantial- 
ly as shown. 

30,397. — Water-bag. Edward Ellsworth Menges. New 
Haven. Conn., assignor to the Seamless Rubber 
Company, New Haven, Conn. Claim — the or- 
namental design for a water-bag as shown. 



TRADE-MARKS. 
Registered June 30, 1903. 

40,071. — \'eleriiiary medicines to be used internally. 

(;piir_'c K. Bigler, Springfield, 111. The word 

•■Munr.rcli." 
40,072. — Antiseptic fluid for internal and external use. 

Alulhens & Kropff, New York, N. Y'. The word 

"RcsisUno."' 



40,673.- 
40,674.- 
40,675.- 

40,676.- 
40,077.- 

40,078.- 
40,079.- 

40,680.- 

40,681.- 

40.682.- 

40.083.- 

40,i!84.- 

40,085.- 



10,141. 

10,142.- 

10.143.. 

10,144.- 
10.145.- 
10,146.- 



-Medicine to prevent seasickness. W. Fred. 

Steinmetz Co., Philadelphia, Pa. The words 

■'Unplezent Kumpnee." 
-Medicine for cnre of nervous diseases. Lucus 

R. Williams, Chicago, 111,, and New York, N. Y. 

The representation of an ideal head, etc. 
-Remedies for kidney diseases in tablet form. 

Wells & Richardson Co., Burlington, Vt. The 

representation of a circular field inclosing a 

boy astride a dolphin, the boy holding a streamer 

in his hand. 
-Uric acid remedy. Leonai'd S. Nixiholson, 

Washington, D. C. The word "Le Nard." 
-Remedy for certained named diseases. Isidore 

Ij. Rosendorf, Selma, Ala. The word 

"Dyslluxoea." 
-Remedy for certain named venereal diseases. 

Henry W. Dicker, Cleveland. Ohio. 
-Remedies for diseases of the skin and scalp, 

Alonzo Frank Richardson, New York, N. Y. 

The word "Zemacream." 
-Remedy for stomachic disturbancess. Kalle & 

Company. Beibrich-on-the-Rhine, Germany, 

and New Y'ork. The word "Bismutose." 
-Cod-liver oil. Peder Devoid, Aalesund, Nor- 
way. The letters "P. D." inclosed in a rec-' 

tangular border. 
-Wash for tender or sore feet. William J. 

Govan, Atlanta. Ga. The representation of a. 

human foot aud leg extending through a crown. 
-Hair-tonics. Mattie Elizabeth Ellis, Curve, 

Tenn. The representation of a full face pic- 
ture of a woman, etc. 
-Liquid extract of smoke. Hisom Remedy 

Company, Lincoln, Xeb. The hyphenated word 

••Py-ro." 
-Tooth-wasli, tooth poAvder and tooth paste. 

Engene F. Jlorris, Paris, Tex. The word 

"Arbutol." 



LABELS. 



Registered June 30, 1903. 
-Title: "Pr.iti's Wliite Mountain Spruce Pine. 

Toln and Honey" (for medicine). The Royal 

Queen Remedy Company. Binghamton, N. Y. 
-Title: "Dr. Boston's Catarrh Cream." (for 

medicine). Louis P. A. Dorion, Haverhill, 

.Mass. 
-Title: "Dr. Yaentzer's Cock-sure Remedies 

Always Cure." (For a medicine). Ignatz J. 

Rigelhaupt. Pliiladelphia. Pa. 
-Title: "Mauii's Vegetable Canker Cure." 

(For a medicine). Thos. I >yer. Providence, R. I. 
-Title : "Sugar of Milk." (For infant food). 

Lehn & Fink. Now York. N. Y. 
-Title: "Face Ease Elsiuore." (For skin-food 

and massage-crcami. Laura G. Fixen, Chicago, 

111. 



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THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



July 9, 1903.1 




'.ARP ADVANCE IN SANTONINE. 

i'lirk, July 7. — Dealers n-ixirt a fair average 
.K ileiiiaiiil Willi siiuill lo(s In meet current re- 
nts reeeiviiin tlie lar^iT sliare nf alleiili<ili. I'rie- 
<•?< . u rule have ttllrliiale<l williiii iiarriiw limits, all 
advaiiee of iV. per ll>. in maiiiifartiirers' (|ni>latioiis for 
Kantonine heiiiK llie prineipal ex<'eplios. 

OI'ir.M. — I'riiiiary markets liave developeil a slroiiB- 
er niiilertiiiie owiii); to reports nf lieav.v rains in Kr'oviii); 
diBtrirts, and tlie iiiipnrt I'ost is fully ."e. per lb. liiKlier, 
but jobbers are still (lUoliii); $;t.i:.'ir,/;t.4i» fur !l per eent. 
and $S.Hr>lit'.i.M for 11 per i-eiii. I'lpwilered continues to 
move slowly in small lots at $4.L'ri'<( 4.ri<» for 1."{ per rent., 
$4.75'!<5.0O for JG per cent, and ?4.80<<' 500 for gran 
ulated. 

MOUI'IIINK. — The movement into consuming clian- 
nels continues of a satisfactory character and i|Uotalioiis 
are well siisli.ineil at f2.'>iMii 'JXAt for eiyhihs in ounce 
boxes. $'^.4Mi \i.'<^ ill :;'._.-oz. boxes. .<'_'.'J.">'irJ..T> in ounce 
vials, and $2.20C( /■:;..'{(» in .".-oz. cans, as to brand and 
quantity, less the usual rebate on Iari;e piin-hascs. 

QUINIXK. — Tlure hiis been no improvement in de- 
mand and the market remains quiet in the absence of 
new features with quotations nominally steadv at 'J.^O/' 
ilVyc. for bulk in 100-oz. tins, 2:i\(,Cti 'l4c. in fiOoz. tins. 
I.'4ftl24'-.c. ill ^."-oz.tiiis, 2r>(</'J5Vj<?" ill 15 or 10-oz. tins 
and .'W<i:{0':-l.c. in ounce vials, according to brand and 
quality. 

SA.NTOXINE. — Owing to scarcity and higher cost 
of raw material mannfaclurors' prices are 2."ic. per lb. 
higher and the revised jobbing qiiot.'itions are SS.OOft/l 
S.2r. per lb. for crystals and .W.L'.'iftj 8.4". for powdered. 
The former in oniici>s is held at (M)rtj iTic. and the hitter 
02(5 <i7c. 

CUTTT.EFlfSir RONK.— Keen competition .-.inong 
Importers has weaki'iied the market and jobbers have re- 
duced quotations to 24fil2Sc. for whole and L'Sft/'Kc. for 
Tiow<k-red, 

• JI'M (Il'.VIAC. — Values are a shade easier with 
sellers in n jobbing way at 28rti .'Itc. for good. .TW/ 38c. 
for extra select and .'?S(VT43c. for powdered sele<'t.~ 

SAKSAP.\1{ILI,.\.— Mexican is in rednce<l supply 
and firmer with jobbing quotations advanced to 'JlCit* 
20c. for whole: '2SCa2Si: for cut or crusheil and U5(fi.'{lc. 
for po\vdere<l. 

SENEG.X HOOT.— Prices .-.re still lemling toward a 
lower basis and qiiolalions show a further decline to 
fl.fXK./ 1.1(1 for whole and Jl.lOrtil.i'O for powdered. 

Oil. I'KI'l'KU.MINT.— Slow trading and wciik<-r 
primary markets have caused ii (b'cliiie In local jobbing 
qiiolutiuiis to J.1.*J( Mil .'l.-Vi for Weslerii. *:!.4.".'i'i .•(.70 for 
Wayne Co. and $.Tl(l(<i:!.!»ri for either redistilled or 

H. a. II 

(Ml, rK.NNYItOYAI..— Supplii-s ar.- oflfered more 
froelv and jobbing i|iiotatioiis have been reduced to Ifl.OO 
6i\.1r,. 

Oil. H08IC. — Crop reports from Turkey continue 
fbyorablv ti> a liberal vield imd jobbing prices show a 
de<'liue io $.'-..00T( 5.2r. for Kissanlik and $C.00(ri:0.2.". 
for extra. 

Oil. Wolt.MWOOli .lobb.rs have fiirllur re.liici-,1 
iheir iiuoiaiioiis to $.'■.( N M( ,'i.2ri for orilinarv and :f.'i.7.'ifii> 
(\«l r. r lej.1. 

Oil. CANAOA S.NAKK HOOT.— Owing to lack of 
deinaiid the market is easier and jobbing (|Uotiitioiis 
have lieeii rinliiced to 7(»'u7.''ic. jier ounce. 

TAUT A It l'Ui:i'AI(ATI(»NS.— Toniiniied strong 
mnrkeu r.re ri'|H>rteil for nil iles4'riplioiis ami the ruling 
niiotalloM>i lire 2l'i;2l '■.<•. for sal Ilochelle in bbls.. 22'i/ 
22'..c. Ill ."ill lb. boxes anil 2.%'.; :Wlc. for h'ss: 17'-.'.i I.Sc. 
for seidllt/. iiiiMiire ill bids.. llX.^Ci 2(K-. in rrfVlb. box.'s 
and 2"'i/2l'- f > r hi*": tartar emetic is held at :t2'i( :Cic. 
(or i.o«der.d, 

WIIITK I.F.AK — Onolnilniis for either drv or in oil 
have b.i-ii rcliireil Io 7C<l7''v|C. ill kegs nnd llC.t l«»<- for 
!■•«■<. The xa prIci'K nre quoted for red lend and litli- 

"""siMKITS TnH'K.NTINK. -The marUei Is slighilv 
dniier and lubbers have ndvniiced iiiiolalioiiN to .Vl'.jfti 
r>.*i<vc. ill bbU. mill 0()((l (S.V. for smaller qiianlitaieK. 



INDEX TO THIS NUMBER. 

Advertising. Itules a" 

AS.SOClATI»).\S, Clubs, .\lumui. Etc.— .Kmericuu 
rjiarnii.ceiitical. :t7; lialtiinore Itetail Oruggists. 
I.'i; Coiiiiecliciit I'haruiaifiiticul. 'M; Ueluware 
I'liarniai-enlical. 44; liernmn Apotlui-aries, 40: 
.Miniiesoia I'harinaceutical. 47: North (Jliio Ilrug- 
gists. 40: Ohio I'hurniuis-ntical. 40: I'liiladelpliia 
Uetail Oriiggists, 4.'{; Itichiiiond riiarniaceutical. 
4."); Virginia Colored I'harmacists. 4."; Washington 
KcKisterc.l Iinig Clerks, 40: Waterbury Drug 

<-|,rk. : 43 

HOAICDS OK niAH.M.VCY— New York (Eastern 

Kraiicli p 40 

Cleansing Fluid 3« 

COI.I.EtiKS OF I'HAK.MACY— Chicago 44 

COM.MEUCIAI. 'liiAVELEUS 37 

Contract System 34 

Drug Tr.ide Oisis Passing 38 

BDITOKIAI.S — Druggists Are Always Truthful. 
2.8; Hard Cash and Nonsense, 27; Historical Com- 
mittee, .\. Ph. A.. 27; Patent Medicine Taking, 
a Symptom of Insanity, 28; Popular Science. 28; 
When in Doubt Klanie the Druggist, 28; With- 
out any Habits Wlnitever 28 

Elixir Saw Palmetto and Sandalwood Compound.. 30 

Era Course in Pharmacy, June Graduates 29 

Ethers. Color Reactions M 

Hydrastinine. Iteaclion 35 

Lodge Practice 34 

MAUKKT KEPOHT .12 

National Hnreaii of Foods and Medicines 2l> 

NEWS I.ET'l'EHS.— Haltimore. 44; Boston. 42; 
Huffalo. 41: Columbus. O., 40; Connecticut, 43; 
Indianapolis 40; Memphis, 40; Michigan. 47; New 
York. :tO: Philadelphia. 43: Kichmond. 40: St. 
PmiI. 47. 4.8; Syracuse. 41; Toronto. 40; Wasliiyg- 

ton. I). C.. 40: Wisconsin 47 

Pastilles. Fumigating :10 

PATKNT.S. TKADK.MAUK.S. Etc 51 

rKRSON.VI.S. IiK lulling Obituaries. Items of Per- 
sonal Interest. Etc. — .Mtenhain, Charles. 41: Bart- 
lev, Dr. E. II.. :«»: Hruiidage. Dr. A. H., :»: 
Burckctt. Chhrl.s H.. 44: DeVine. Owen C.. 4S; 
Ebbs, .lohn B.. 42: Elder. Prof. William. 43: Em- 
erson Drug Co.. 44: Epstein. I.ouis B.. 41: Erick- 
son. H. E.. 48; Hanks. C. S., .32; Kantrowitz. 
Morris <',.. 41: I.everty. .lohn A.. 42: Milne. 
Frank. 4!>; Moore. C. .\.. '.iS: Munvoii Homeopath- 
ic Home Kemeilv Co. 40: Pepin. I-. .\rthur. 49; 
Itapelye, Charles A.. 42: Slocnni. Ltd.. Dr. T. A.. 

49; Stacy, Edward E 48 

riiosphorus. Solubility Xi 

Poison Bottles .^3 

Polish. Shoe. Water|iroof Xi 

Powder Papers. Dimensions 33 

I'KESCKIPTION niFFlCFLTIES.— Acul. Benzo- 
ic. Solubility. .32: Balsam Peru. Ointments. .32; 
Melhvlene Blue and Essential Oils in Capsules. 

.33; Naphtalin in SiipiMisitories S2 

Oniiiine. .Administrntioii !Vi 

OT'E.STION BOX 3.1 

Santheose .3.1 

SHOP TALK 31 

Solution Iron .Albuminate 3."! 

Suppos! lories Xaplitaliii 32 

Rvrun Tolu. Beaciioiis .34 

Tooth Soap .30 



In the Front Row. 
Every druggist in the country iiiidonbtedly has n 
good sale for Efreivi-;eeiit Lilliia Tablets, and when 
speaking of good ones that are the perfwiioii of man- 
ufacture and tlierenpeiitic efriH-t. always mention those 
iniide by Win. It. Warner & Co.. their tablets give 
absolute satisfaction to the prescriber. denier and pa- 
tient, and may always be found in the front rt>w on the 
shelves of all the first class drug stores. 



DIRECT IMPORTERS OF 

ASAFOETIDA. INJECT FLOWERS. SAGE, 

SENNA. HERBS and SPICES. 



McCOR MICK & 

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The Pharmaceutical Era. 



EVERY THURSDAY. 



VOL. XXX. 



NEW YORK, JULY i6. igo.i. 



No. -^ 



Entered at the New York Post Office as Second Class Matter. 



Established 1887. 



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INDEX TO THIS NUMBER. 



BUSINESS NOTICES. 



A HELP IN PRESCRIPTION WORK. 

There are a great many things that the average dis- 
penser can't remember, and there are as many more that 
he shouldn't try to remember — it isn't safe. These 
things come up in prescription filling when time is an 
important factor and accuracy is strictly essential. 
There are questions about dosages, dose equivalents, 
percentage solutions, specific gravity, incompatibilities, 
metric and thermometric equivalents, meanings of 
Latin, French or German terms. These things are all 
tabulated, or figured out, handy for instant reference, 
in the Era Dose Book (Third Edition, Revised and 
Enlarged). Price 50 cents, postpaid. 



Is pharmacy a business or a profession? 

The highly educated pharmacist who tries to con- 
duct a store without a knowledge of business details 
will inevitably fail. 

In the same way will a business man who tries to 
run a pharmacy without some knowledge of the pro- 
fession inevitably come to grief. 

Speculation as to the relative values of the two 
classes of knowledge is useless— both are necessary. 

There are good business men who make poor 
pharmacists, and good pharmacists who make poor 
business men. 

If you belong to the latter class, we feel sorry for 
you, if to the former there is a remedy, The Era 
Course in Pharmacy. 

Write to The Pharmaceutical Era, No. 8 Spruce 
Street, New York, N. Y., for a prospectus. 




THE EHA AND THE NATIONAL BUKEATT OF FOODS AND 

MEDICINES. 

Last week we printed a letter from Prof. H. H. 
Rusby in which he disapproves of the views expressed 
in these columns on the proposed National Bureau of 
Foods and Medicines. The communication unfor- 
tunately arrived too late for comment in the same 
issue, and we take this occasion to defend our posi- 
tion. Our esteemed correspondent seems to have 
gathered from our remarks that our chief objection to 
the proposed bureau was the impracticability of the 
outlined plan of operation; and he hints that our de- 
ductions are based upon insufficient information, that 
if we had given the subject proper study all doubts 
would have disappeared. We admit that we have 
not mastered all of the immense number of details 
given in the report, but it seemed to us unnecessary 
to discuss methods of operation while it seemed so 
extremely unlikely that the committee or board would 
ever have anything to operate upon. No doubt the 
plan of conducting the bureau has been carefully pre- 
pared, and might be, or at least with some modification, 
might be made effective; but before the best of plans 
can be useful, it must have work to do. The discussion 
of the best method of preparing a rabbit stew seems 
somewhat profitless while the conditions are such that 
in order to make this savory dish it is first necessary 
to catch your rabbit. It is in the way the gentlemen 
of the committee have set to work to catch their 
rabbit that we have found the greatest weakness. They 
seem to have taken it for granted that this astute ani- 
mal, so extremely necessary to the success of their 
plan, would voluntarily walk into the pot. 

WHY THE MANUFACTUHEK IS WAEY. 

The main purpose of the proposed National Bu- 
reau of Foods and Medicines seems to be an excellent 
one. Many abuses have crept into the drug trade as 
the result of too keen competition between rival man- 
ufacturers, and the removal of these evils would be 
very welcome to the retail pharmacists, and would 
go far to restore the calling to its former dignity and 
attractiveness. But the abuses — some of them are 
only perversions of legitimate business policies — are 
practically all to be found in the manufacturing branch 
of the trade. The purpose of the movement is frankly 
to regulate the affairs of the manufacturer who is ex- 



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pcctcd to submit voluntarily tu such regulaliun. It 
is, therefore, obvious that the scheme must be made 
acceptable to him or all the beautifully wrought plans 
are destined to remain permanently idle. The induce- 
ments in the form of a certificate seems to have no 
attractions whatever for the manufacturer, and in re- 
turn he is asked to give up his freedom and independ- 
ence in the use of his carefully devised weapons of 
trade! Have the learned gentlemen who prepared the 
report the assurance of even one manufacturer that he 
is prepared to co-operate with them in their laudable 
efforts? One of the most powerful and reputable nian- 
facturing firms in .\mcriea, one that has done much 
for the development of scientific pharmacy, and one 
whose products are prepared with the most scrupulous 
. care, has expressed to the Era the most vehement dis- 
disapproval of the bureau plan. If the reputable firms 
are unwilling, what can wc expect of their less-scnipu: ^ 
lous rivals who shave a profit from low-priced and- ' 
inferior materials? Prof. Rusby- states that •the l»st- - 
pure food and drug bill was defeated by a most power~ ■ 
lul lobby. .\re the forces behind this lobby likely to 
sit calmly by while the very control to which they ha\-c 
raised such vigorous opposition is brought about by 
moral suasion? The interests of this powerful and 
important element all seem to lie on the other side 
oi^ ihc '^ce. 

ON^' OX TWO SERIOUS OBJECTIONS. 

|Oii oi ila- objects (if the bureau is to create unir 
for^nity, of standards and preparations, so that the 
Jri(j;t,'i.st will not be obliged to keep in stock similar 
prftJucts of a dozen or more manufacturers. Have the! 
mcjiibtrs of the committee ever inquired why there 
aru,M> many different kinds of elixirs, tonic extracts and 
ca^tartic pills on the market? It is to the commercial 
advantage of the manufacturer to make his prepara- 
tions diflferent from all others in order that they may 
possess a real or assumed superiority, the text of all 
advertising literature. Can any firm afford to give 
up'.ihis advantage, the very motive power of his busi- 
ness, without a lively struggle? The bureau is also ex- 
pected to bring about, at one glorious sweep, the pub- 
lication of all secret formulas, "a consummation de- 
voutly to be wished," but also a consummation that 
will be resisted even unto the last million of the pro- 
prietary men. These are only samples of the many 
obstacles which to us seem to be insuperable, and 
which must be overcome by the national bureau com- 
mittee before any plans and details need be seriously 
considered. 

KI0RT8 or ASSOCIATIONS TO CONTROL PRICES. ANOTHER 
DECISION. 

Courts and juclges are slill having iroubli' — or is 
it fun? — with the principle of controlling prices by 
means of associatiim agrcemcnls to withhold goods. 
Have associations the right to compel individual 
lltalers to respect their wishes by interfering with 
commercial -iriurces of supply? This is a question upon 
which there seem to be as many opinions as lawyers. 
There have been many famous cases involving this 
princi|ilv during the last two years, and as many coii- 
flicting decisions. The point at issue is an important 
one to the drug trade, for it is the foundation stone 
ut the tripartite plan to dear to the hearts of the stal- 



warts in the N. A. R. L). The cut-ofT principle has 
had its victories in the courts, notably in the famous 
Park case and more recently in the case of R. H. 
Macy & Co., and the book publishers association, but 
there have also been numerous defeats, and it seems 
now that the principle will have to be abandoned, at 
least as a practical working basis of price-control. 
During the past week the Appellate Division of the 
Supreme Court has reversed the decision in the Macy 
case, which was hailed with a joy by the associations 
only a few weeks ago. The latest opinions hold that 
the association has no right to restrain retailers from 
selling a manufactured article at a price which they 
see fit. The court declared that the associated book- 
sellers in preventing the department store firm from 
obtaining supplies acted under an agreement which is 
against public policy and is illegal and void. The 
decision is not unanimous, the court being divi4ed 
three to two, but it is sulTiciently definite to very 
seriously impair the Usefulness of the principle. A 
plan .tliat cai) -be- enforced only in the face of tedious 
and expensive litigatioR. t4»e- -tmtcome being moreover 
extremely uncertain, leaves much to be desired. We 
doubt -whether the X. A. R. D. at its next annual con- 
vention will rcaflfirm its faith in the tripartite plan. 
It seems probable that more of the association's. en- 
ergies will be devoted to extending the direct contract, 
plan, which has never been successfully assailed io the 
courts. The pity is that this could not have been 
done two or three years ago while the trade was still 
in a hopeful and experimental mood. 



IS IT TRITE THAT THE AVERAGE rRUOOIST IS 'BMAIX 

POTATOES." 

The remark the Philadelphia wholesale druggist 
quoted in last week's Era is worthy of a moment's 
reflection. He said that the trouble with the retail 
druggists is that they have been educated with a grain 
weight. He accused them of narrowness and advised 
them to widen their horizon. Now, we do not in the 
least agree with this gentleman about the incidents 
which called forth his display of very evident ill-will, 
nor do we believe that druggists are, as a rule, small- 
minded, but is there not just a grain of truth in the 
remark? Are not nearly all the difficulties 
and differences and heart-burnings and recrim- 
inations which mark the proceedings of so many 
local druggists' associations due directly to narrow- 
ness of vision? A speaker at a meeting in England 
recently discussed the business diflFiculties of the phar- 
macist and analyzed some oi the causes. He 
said that the professional duties of the dispen- 
ser, in which small accuracies were essential, 
tended to limit the field of vision. He con- 
sidered it highly necessary lor the pharmacist to 
cultivate the ability to take a comprehensive view of 
things, for a broad grasp of conditions is essential to 
business success. The life of the .\merican druggist 
is very different from that of the British chemist, 
and we also know that many of our most thoroughly 
informed and liberal-mimlod citizens are retail phar- 
macists. Rut when we contemplate the small bicker- 
ings about dues and the narrow distrust of others that 
so often block the wheels of progress we are also 
temjiled to say "Hold up your head and look beyond!" 



July 16, 1903.1 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 




VACATION WEATHEH. 

"Sizzling! And its only nine o'clock." 
The C. P. dropped into a chair, removed his wide 
straw hat and mopped the shining dome which is his 
chief pride and ornament. 

"Keep cool!" said the druggist. "It's only begun 
yet. You mustn't mind a little spell like this." 

"How about a vacation about this time?" suggested 
the clerk. 

"Theoretically I don't take much stock in vaca- 
tions" said the sage. "But this hot weather — I don't 
know. The weather ought not to influence a man's 
thoughts, at least if they are logical and have a sound 
basis — somehow things look a bit different now. I 
figured it out in the cool brisk weather of early spring. 
I niay have to change my mind. I'm open to convic- 
tiop-^yes. fiuite open." 

..*'Made up your mind that vacations are all foolish- 
ness, eh?" 

•'."Not qvite that! I figured out that this talk about 
the abspliite need of vacations is all bosh, and what 
lieople are after is pleasure, that's all. I don't blame 
a man for taking his pleasure. It's what we are all 
a'fter in this world, but to say he needs a rest — I don't. 
tnowl' 

"It may be overdone, but there is something in it.- 
Sotoe Ttlen do Work hard enough to need a rest.'! 
■■--'Mighty few! And those that need it seldom get 
it.. -.Why is it that the man who works the shortest 
hours, gets the longest vacations. The Wall Street 
margnate goes to work at eleven and quits at three 
and takes all summer off. while the foreigner with a 
pick digs in the street every day if he finds it to do, 
and is on good terms with his stomach at that." 
"But. they are different." 

"Why. different? It seems to me that about nine 
men out of ten draw so slightly on their energies in 
their daily work, that their machinery is only barely 
kept limbered up. Why give the rust an extra chance 
to get in its work? Take the thousands of clerks in 
the city. Do you mean to say that they are in 
danger of wearing out?" 

"Huh! It's easy for you to talk." snorted the clerk. 
"What do you know about a clerk's need of rest?" 

The druggist laughed. "They don't go away to 
rest. They come back all petered out, and aren't 
good for much for a week afterward. 

"I'm not saying that the average clerk shouldn't 
have a vacation, but his needing it — that is another 
matter." 

"Do you think we don't enjoy a httle letting down 
of the fiddle-strings as well as anybody?" retorted 
Charley. ".\re you going to keep all the good things 
for the old codgers like yourself, who have forgotten 
how it feels to buckle down to it day in day out? 
What do you know about getting down to the store 
on the minute every blessed day? This being always in 

harness is enough to kill " 

"Ah! The harness. That's it. is it? It's freedom 
you want. Freedom is sweet, very sweet — but is it 
necessary?" 

"Don't ask me." said the (Jrug'gist. "I haven't had 
any experience for so long. The only vacation I get 
is a day or two snatched here gnd there. But freedom 
from care! No. I don't know what that is. But don't 
you think young people enjoy that more than we do?" 
"Perhaps! But don't dodge the question. Is it 
necessary? In my day we didn't think of an outing at 
regular stated intervals, and people lived about as long 
too and did ouite as much work. There are lots of 
people who still thrive i-^ the same. old way. Do you 
know what our frien'l. P. W. Ray, the veteran drug- 
gist of Brooklyn, says?" 



"Is he thmking ot a \acation 
"He says that he wouldn t have lived to be eighty- 
seven, if he had taken a vacation every year. He says 
people only go off to the mountains to worry about 
things that would settle themselves at home." 

The clerk looked disgusted and remarked: "He 
missed lots of fun." 

"Don't be too sure of that! You sec, he might not 
care lor the sort of fun that you like. Some men are 
interested in their business and feel uncomfortable 
away from home. Fixed habits are the most com- 
fortable in the long run. A pleasant monotony " 

"You mean that it is comfortable to get into a rut 
and stay there?" 

"Yes, a well-worn rut is a mighty comfortable in- 
stitution." 

"And mighty deadening," said the clerk. "Deliver 
me from such a life as that! I want something more 
than comfort." 

"Oh. I don't approve of too much monotony and 
contentment. Ambition is a sort of discontent, you 
know, and if a boy becomes contented and comfortable 
too early in life, he doesn't rise very high. The trouble 
with most young fellows is that their ambition runs 
too much to vacations and not enough to business, and 
this everlasting talk about working too hard gives 
them an excuse to play lazy." 

"What do you mean by 'playing lazy'?" 
"Well, call it playing tired if you want to. Billy 
Smhh is a case in point. Old man Smith has tended, 
store every day for years. Mrs. Smith. like most 
wives and mothers, never had a day off and never, 
expects to get one. That cub. Billy has been pampered 
and petted until he thinks he deserves all the soft 
things. But the world isn't built that way. Billy 
struck his first snag when he tried to get through 
college by touching only the soft spots. His mother 
said the professors were down on her poor boy. Then 
he decided to be a business man — education didn't 
amount to much anyhow. The old gentleman got him 
a job. but his jobs don't seem to stay got. For the 
last six months Smith. Sr., has been chasing jobs 
pretty regularly. A few weeks ago he told me he 
finally had the' boy well placed— a place where they 
appreciated ability, and a bright boy could rise." 
".Any vacation?" 

'T saw Billy last night. He said he was going iip 
to some place in Nova Scotia. 'Got a job there?' said 
I. He looked tired and said. no. he was all run down; 
he was going to take a good long rest." 
'•'What did his parents say?" 

"Thcv are plugging along as usual, trying to give 
the darling a chance. There is mighty little prospect 
for a vacation in that direction." 

"Old people don't need a rest so much," venturea 
the clerk. 

"Young man!" blazed the C. P., 'when you get 
old. you will think you need rest all the time. If you 
need two weeks, your mother needs two years. The 
selfishness of the modern youngster is something out- 
raseous!" ^ , 

"Say!" whispered Jimmy, the errand boy. "Don t 
you want to cool off some. You get de boss to let me 
oflf, an' I'll show you de pcachiest swiromin' place—" 
"Look at that! There is the whole thing in a nut- 
shell. The small boy likes to quit work to go fishing 
or swimming and he doesn't put up any bluff. He 
says he wants to go. and is willing to run a mile on a 
day like this to get into the swimming-hole first. He 
doesn't pretend to need a rest. Older people want to 
go on a vacation for prettv much the same reason, 
only they are not quite so honest about it. They put 



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(July 16, 1903. 



up a bluff about being run down and needing a rest." 
"Don't you think swimmin' ain't no good?" in- 
Quired Jimmy. 

"Don't I.' Look here, Jimm>I I'd give just about 
all I've got to be a boy something like you and within 
two miles of that old swimming-hole. I shouldn't 
mind the loss of a few square inches of skin on the 
old raft cither, nor the nettles, nor the thistles, nor the 
mosauitoes!" 

"Better go camping with me," said the clerk. 

"When:-" 

"Second week in August." 

"Too late! I'm going tomorrow morning." 

"What?" said the druggist. "Do you need a rest?" 

"Who said 'rest'? I'm going for fun." 

WHEN A MAN'S HAI& TVKVn ORAT. 

An uptown pharmacist and officer of one of the 
local pharmaceutical associations had a hair-bleaching 
experience a few months ago that he never will for- 
get: 

It was while blackmailing schemes were rife and 
after many drtiggists had been made to suffer for 
real or alleged mistakes. Our friend was compound- 
ing a prescription in the early hours of the forenoon 
when the telephone bell rang. 

"Hello, is this 's pharmacy?" some one called. 

"Yes. sir." 

"Well, this is Dr. . Did you refill two prescrip- 
tions for me yesterday?" 

"I don't know; I did not myself. But I was out 
part of the day and my clerk may. Hold the wire 
a moment while I look." 

The druggist was troubled. Doctors don't usually 
call up that way unless something is doing. He looked 
at his files, and. sure enough, the refills were there. 
He hastened back to the phone. 

"Hello, Doctor. Yes, your prescriptions are here." 

"Well, you sent morphine instead of calomel tab- 
lets, and the child is dying." 

"My God, Doctor, it is impossible. It can't be! 
The morphine is in another part of the store in the 
poison close'.. That door can't be opened without a 
gong ringing. No clerk could possibly be stupid 
enough to make that mistake. I must see you. Doc- 
tor. I'll come right over!" 

"Can't see me until three o'clock; I'm going out. 
If the child gets any worse I'll put the case in the 
coroner's hands." 

The doctor rang off. 

"I felt my hair going gray" said the druggist. "I 
turned the city upside down. Every friend I knew I 
called up imploring some means of help. I saw the 
bars of prison. When a policeman passed I dodged 
out of sight. Then I locked the store and started for 
the doctor's office. It was only twelve and he said he 
would be out until three. 

"I got the doctor's route and rushed from place 
to place after him and had two friends trying to head 
him off. But I could not find him. 

"Before three I was back at the office. He had 
just come in and several patients were waiting in the 
reception room. 

" 'You'll have to take your turn,' he said to me. 

"'I won't!' I shouted. And I grabbed him with 
both hands by the collar and thrust him back into his 
office and slammed the door. 

"He thought I was crazy. 

" 'Doctor that mistake was impossible. Is the 
child dead? My God ' 

" "What child?' " 

" 'Why, the one you said I gave morphine for !' 

" 'I don't know anything about morphine nor about 
your child.' " 

"I collapsed. 'For the love of Heaven—' Then it 
dawned on me. 

"It was the first of April. 

"I went rapturous with joy. The first felhiw I met. 
a drug clerk, I began telling my awful scare. I had 
hardly started when I noticed he was convulsed with 
laughter. For the srct>nd time that day something 
dawned on nir. 



"I gave that clerk the w<>r>t pounding a man ever 
got in his life. To this day I wonder that I did not 
kill him. He had dropped in the day before to see 
my clerk and, finding him rushed, had helped him out 
by refilling those two prescriptions." 



A CHAPTER OV DOCTORS. 

An up-t<)wn pharmacist does not like doctors. To 
use his cx|ircssiun, he "chases them all out of the 
store." 

"I don't mean to say," he explained, "that I hsve 
no friends among the doctors. But I do not bow and 
scrape and prostrate myself before them. They are no 
'sacred cow' to mc. 

"I have fought for months, tooth and nail, with 
some doctors. Why? Because not only are they al- 
ways borrowing articles from my stock, which they 
never return, but they have taken them without so 
much as asking leave; they are in the way. puttering 
around in the prescription department, peering into 
this and that, barely excepting the till; they continually 
harp on commissions, and, worse than all else to a 
man of independence, they gloat in reminding you 
that you couldn't get along without their assistance. 
When a doctor intimates anything of that sort, just 
once, out he goes if I have to throw him out. 

"One chap where I used to have a store began tell- 
ing me how to conduct my business one day. I didn't 
agree with him, whereupon, like many people in argu- 
ment, he became abusive. He told me that I would 
starve if it wasn't for him. I told him to get out and 
stay out or I would break his head. He replied that 
he would ruin me and I retorted to "go ahead." that 
for every customer I lost he would lose three patients. 

"Well, we fought for a year and he was sorry be- 
fore I got through with him. He didn't succeed in 
hurting me appreciably but I smashed his practice. 

"If a doctor is a gentleman. I want his friendship, 
but if he is a grafter or a boaster then he had better 
keep away from this store." 



WHXEE SOME OF THE BEVENtTE GOES. 

"Importers of druRs and jobbing houses are con- 
stantly the victims of thieves," said an employe of one 
of the big New York wholesale firms whose duties 
are largely those of a detective or special agent. "It 
is a fact," he continued, "that many firms have regu- 
lar losses every year that often reach considerable of 
an aggregate. 

"The most frequent leaks occur while imported 
goods are in bond." .^n instance was cited in which 
two of the large firms each lost several thousand 
dollars' worth of opium about eight years ago. "Our 
firm lost sixty ounces of cocaine only a short time 
ago. The thief, an employe, was caught. Cocaine 
and opium are stolen very often because they are so 
costly that a pocket full is worth quite a figure. Giii- 
seng is another article that is lost every day. This 
usually occurs in somic express office. Truck drivers 
are frequently not above suspicion, and especially those 
who have been discharged." 

A Brooklyn department store allows $io,ooo an- 
nually to cover losses by theft. It is asserted that 
these unwelcome customers have a habit of returning 
the goods the next day and exchanging them for cash 
or other articles. 




'Oill'^iili' \|i|>lir,'ilioii.' 



July 16, i;>0:^. 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



57 




Dr. Snydei's Handsome Pharmacy at Lewisburg, W. Va. 



This is the Lewisburg drug store, Lewisburg, W. 
A'a.. one of the handsomest and best stocked in the 
South. The furniture is cherry, richly carved, with 
mahogany finish. The wall cases have sliding glass 
door, the floor cases French bevel plate mirrors and the' 
ceiling is of steel. The main part is 28x70 feet with 
prescription and office rooms in the rear. 

An onyx fountain and marble counter add beauty 



and help to advertise. Aluugsidu tlie ninin room is a 
room for stock, specialty manufacturing and paint, 
oil, glass and chinhware display. A big cellar gives 
more room. 

Lewisburg is the county seat of Greenbrier county, 
rich in farms and lumber. The store's success is at- 
tributed to f.'iir dealing. The second figure on the left 
in the picture is H. Harry O. Snyder, M. D., propri- 
etor and manager. 



ELECTROLYTIC DETEEKINATION OF ARSENIC. 

At a recent meeting of the Chemical Society in 
London Dr. Thorpe described the method tor deter- 
mining arsenic in brewing materials adopted by a com- 
mittee appointed for the purpose of devising a process 
more satisfactory than the old Marsh test with zinc 
and sulphuric acid. The use of zinc possesses many 
well-known disadvantages. Even when pure zinc can 
be employed the results are not entirely satisfactory, 
as some zinc does not yield all of the arsenic in gas- 
eous form. In order to avoid the use of zinc an elec- 
trolytic method was proposed some time ago and de- 
veloped by Bloxam. At the suggestion of Lord Kelvin 
the committee has studied and modified Bloxam's 
method and has devised a process which is believed to 
be entirely satisfactory. The apparatus consists of an 
inner bottomless glass vessel provided with a thistle 
tube and a large conical platinum electrode. This is 
placed inside a thin porous vessel, which in turn is 
surrounded by a glass beaker, through the walls of 
which a platinum electrode which surrounds the por- 
ous vessel is fixed. The whole is surrounded by water 
or ice to prevent a rise in temperature. Pure sulphur- 
ic acid is placed in thfe inner vessel and a moderate 
electric current applied in such a direction that hydro- 
gen is liberated from the inner electrode. When the 
air has been driven out of the apparatus the jet of 
hydrogen passing through a tube of standard diameter 
is lighted and the solution to be tested added through 
the thistle tube. Arsenous hydride is liberated if ar- 
senic is present and a mirror is obtained by heating a 



portion of the tube in the regular way. The whole 
operation can be completed in about twenty minutes. 
The test is of great delicacy, one part of arsenic being 
detected in two and one-half million parts of material. 



OIL OF TUBEROSE FLOWERS. 

A. Hesse (Berichte) shows that the essential oil of 
tuberose flowers undergoes considerable change in the 
process of extraction. The perfume of the flowers is 
extracted on the industrial scale by a process known 
as enfieurage. The blossoms are spread upon glass 
plates, covered with fat and allowed to remain for 
three days. After having been employed in this way 
from 30 to 36 times the fat is saturated with the es- 
sential oil. The author has compared the oil extracted 
from fresh flowers and that obtained by the enfleurage 
process, and finds that the treatment with fat devel- 
opes the perfume in a marked degree. The fresh 
flowers when extracted directly yielded only a small 
fraction of the quantity of oil obtained by enfleurage. 
The oil from the flowers contained only 1.13 per cent, 
of methyl anthranilate while the oil produced by the 
ordinary process yielded 5 per cent, of that ester, 
showing an increase to 56 times the amount contained 
in the flowers before treatment. 

Artificial Bird Lime. 

Resin, vellow "0 parts 

Linseed oil 30 parts 

Dissolve with heat. 



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THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



IJuly 16, 1903. 



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tiit I'll- the Joriiiiii." 
Street fcene in Jerusalem. 



JERUSALEM. 

Pharmacy in the Holy Land. — Jews Predominate in Pro- 
fession and Population, But there a;e 
Scores of Other Nationalties, and 
All are Picturesque. 

M'.\f)TUNOL'S ilroiiili and scnii-isolatioii i- 
always made bearable by the picturcs<|ue in 
Jcriisali-ni and ihc pliarma'-i.st in that holy 
city has much tci be thankful for in llu 
cosmopolitan character of hi> associates and patron^, 
relieving as it does the tediousness. 

Less emphatically is New York cosmopolitan 
Here, excepting some tii the Chinese and an occasion 
al Oriental, dreary sameness of attire merges peopl. 
ii.lo two cins.-cs, light and dark. 

In Jerusalem a curb gathering of twelve person 
may contain twelve nationalities and as many co- 
tumes. Jews predominate, furnishing about 70 pi 
cent, of the population. Turks arc ne.xt in numbu 
and then come Greeks. .Arabs. French. German 
Spanish, Italian. English, .Xnierican and dozens .. 
other peoples, every one religiously garbeil in t'. 
dress of his nation and tribe — light or flowing, s(jin 
bre or flamboyant. 

Pharmacies are mixed in about the same propc 
tions as the inhabilanis, one being .Arabian, sev 
Turkish and firecian and the rest Jewish. Besidi 
these, every lea>ling country except the United Stat 
has a hospital with its dispensary. 

There i- not a wh<dc lot of money in running 
JcrU'ialem drug store. The poor get their medicine 
free at the ilispensaru-s. the Turks yield to few sii. 1 
vranis and the .\rabs or Hedouins to none at all. Vont 
duK to Sir Turk is fulfilled if you regularly dose hm 
with (|uininc. When ilie Keihuiln wanderer of tl 
desert takes to the -irk bed he expeilltiously dies an 
ha» done with it With this substantial proprirtion n. 
the population etiminatrd .is far as drug store patron- 
age is ronirrnrd the part left is looked after by an 
iv.r iii.r.a«iiig niiinlicr of tlurrt. 



Prescription trade is small. Your Jerusalemite is 
likely to know or to think he knows what he wants 
wliien he is ill and he gets it and keeps it in store as 
our grandmothers did catnip and mullein. Quinine 
is the staple; every child knows it and knows when he 
needs it. Twenty grains are often taken at one dose 
so accustomed has its use become. Likely as not a 
customer will ask for a cent's worth of quinine or a 
half-Cent's worth of castor oil.- Drugs are very cheap 
and come from France and Germany. Druggists have 
no taxes to pay. 

Professional instincts are as insurmountable as the 
wall of Jerusalem was designed to be. It is drugs — 
nothing else. German and French pharmacopoeias 
are used. There arc no pharmacy laws and pois >ns 
are never demanded for suicidal purposes. Inspectors 
are v.nknown 'luantitics. 

.-\uth<jrity to practice comes from the Turkish Gov- 
ernment and is vested in a diploma granted after a 
two years' course at the college at Costantinople or 
Its branch, the Beirut college. Foreign diplomas 
must be signed by the faculty of the main college 
With intermissions of ten minutes every hour s-hool 
keeps from >even in the morning to six in the evening 
every day in the week except Saturday. 

Jerusalem pharmacists are the best versed in the 
languages of any in the world. Every customer rings 
the changes in speech. Spanish. .Arabic, German, 
French. Turkish, Greek, Italian and English are ac- 
quired by the pharmacist as a matter of course, and 
smatterings of less prevalent tongues. 

One of the most prominent and at the same fmc 
most interesting old Jerusalem families is that of 
Rosenthal. It left Germany for the Holy Land '.20 
years ago. The older generations were jewelers, and 
the younger druggists. America is the new honi-.' I'f 
this family. Julius and Salomon Rosenthal hjd a 
pharmacy at 23 avenue D which is now owned by 
Salomon. Julius designing to become an M. D. 

These men are full of reminiscences of the Holy 
Lanrl. To them it was always a well-spring of inter- 
e-st and to it they owe their splendid linguistic abilities. 

Their father was a friend of the Prince of Wales 



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IM-iix ir> in lli-|>iljil iii'iic .leriiNili'iii, 
»ntlin1 \» Soil Itiliind Ihi- ('•niiiier Killiiie n 
I'll neriiillun. 



July 16, 1903.1 



I FIE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



before he became king and wliile he was a visitor tot 
some time at Jerusalem. Tlieir grandfather, the rabbi 
of Jerusalem, was a correspondent of the Prince's. 
It was in Jerusalem that the Prince secured a pass 
from the powers at Constantinople to visit the tombs 
of the Fathers, where lie 
Abraham and Sarah. 
Jacob and Leah and 
I ^aac and Rebecca. 
The Prince walked 
around in the mosque 
which the Turks have 
erected on Hebron, the 
site of the tombs, and 
enjoyed himself im- 
mensely. When he was 
ready to go out he w-as 
blandly informed that 
Ins pass was only good 
:" get in, not to get out. 
and he would have to 
■■(.TV in. It took a mcs- 
■•age to Constantinople 
lu secure his release. 

Julius Rosenthal is 
-liown in a picture ot 
the Jaflfa hospital dis- 
pensary, where he was 
tnanager. The teaching 
of English tc Germans 
iti a language school in 
Jerusalem is one of this 
iliriiiiin KoM'iithal in young man's past exper- 

UiMkiiiiti t'l stnim-. iences. 




PRACTICAL FORMULAS FOR SYRUPS. 

By GEORGE .\. .M-\TTHE\VS. Bultalo. X. V. 

FROM time to time numerous comments have 
appeared on the manufacturing of syrups 
and it seems that druggists experience con- 
siderable trouble in making them. It has 
been found that a simple syrup prepared from the 
U. S. P. formula, with heat, does not keep for any 
length of time, while one prepared by the cold process 
will keep indefinitely. Following are given a few 
pointers to those in need of them. The writer has 
carefully tried all methods, but has met with splendid 
success with these. 

Simple Syrup. 
Take of refined, granulated sugar, 14 lbs., distilled 
water, one gallon. Select a small sponge, one of the 
cheap variety, ordinarily sold as slate sponges will 
do. provided it be conical-shaped and has small pores. 
(I would suggest that you select several from your 
stock and put them aside for percolation. The}' can 
be thoroughly washed after using, laid away in a dry 
place and used repeatedly.) Wet the sponge well, be- 
ing careful to squeeze out any excess of water. Place 
it snugly into the neck of percolator, and holding the 
percolator in an upright position, pour in the sugar, 
tapping the sides of the percolator gently with the 
hand to get the sugar evenly distributed. Place the 
percolator in position and pour on the distilled water. 
If the flow be too rapid it can be regulated by reach- 
ing up into the neck of jar with a long pair of tweezers 
and pulling the sponge down until the flow is gradu- 
ated. Return the first filtered portions to the percolator 
utitil the fluid shows clear. .\dd enough distilled water 
to dissolve the sugar, bringing the volume up to 2 
E?.!'.ons. 

By using distilled water and following these direc- 
tions, the product will be a nice, heavy syrup, which 
will keep indefinitely under ordinary temperature. 
To produce a perfect preparation of ' 
Aromatic Syrup of Rhubarb. 
Aromatic fliiiil cxtrnct of rlnib;irli..1 ounces 
Distilled water, t-nipu;:!! to make. .2 pints 

Carbonate of uir.frnesiiim 4 drams 

Mix and let stand about 12 hours, occasionally 
agitating, and filter, adding distilled water through the 



filter to make filtrate measure 1 pint. Now proceed 
as in the formula for simple syrup, placing the damp- 
ened sponge in the percolator neck. Put in granulated 
sugar 31X pounds. Pour on the filtrate and return the 
first half pint to percolator, adding di.stilled water to 
bring up to one-half gallon. 

The above will produce an elegant syrup, which 
does not become cloudy on standing. 

Syrup of Licorice. 

Powdered extract of licorice ^viii 

Glycerine 'jxvi 

White sugar gxxlv 

Ammonia water 3iv 

Distilled water, enough to make .OIv 

In a mortar of convenient capacity rub the extract 
of licorice with the glycerine and one pint of distilled 
water. Add the ammonia, pour into an evaporating 
dish and place on a stove over a slow fire until the 
fumes of ammonia are driven oflt. Now add the sugar 
and bring to a boil, remove from fire and strain while 
hot. When cold add the flavor as follows: 

Ess., anise. 

Ess. caraway. 

Ess. wintergreen, 

Ebs. coriande/r 3ss 

The essence of caraway oil is coinposed of oil of 
caraway, one-half dram, alcohol, enough to make one 
ounce. Essence of coriander is prepared by adding oil 
of coriander one-hah' dram to alcohol enough to make 
one ounce. 

Syrup of Myrrh. 
.■\ny of the syrups can be prepared in this manner. 
Syrup of myrrh may be made as directed by the U. S. 
P. for syrup tolu. 

Gum myrrh 10. 

Calo. pliospli prceip .50. 

-\leoliol 50. 

Sugar 850. 

Water q. s lOOO. 

Proceed as in the syrup of tolu formula, and use 
the percolator as in preceding formulas for dissolv- 
ing the sugar. 



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I'r'-scriptioii in Aratiio. 

One of the Languages the Polyglot Phnrmacist of Jeru- 

s.aleui Uses in His Business. 



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Ijuly IC, 1903. 



Other Syrups. 
1 111 re art- Diaiiy ulliir syrups that the druggist 
will be called upon tu prepare, for which he has no 
given formula. By using the requisite amount of 
fluid extract, distilled water and magnesia, and filter- 
ing as in the direction given for aromatic syrup of 
rhubarb by the percolator and sponge process, he 
will tind that he will be delighted with the success- 
ful products. I favor distilled water for making all 
syrups, as it is absolutely pure, and there is not the 
slightest chance of the animal matter which common 
water contains decomposing and spoiling the syrups. 
To Mask the Taste of Quinine. 
There is quite i trick in getting a good syrup that 
will mask the taste of quinine sulphate. The majority 
of syrups prepared for that purpose are a sufficient 
disguise only when the dose of quinine is small, but 
if the drug is to be given in three to five grain doses, 
it is a difficult problem to mask the bitterness. Here 
is the fonnula for an aromatic syrup of yerba santa, 
with which I have the best of success and which will 
be found serviceable for quinine mixtures where no 
other vehicle is preferred. 

Fluid extract of yerbn santa 4 oz. 

Solution of potassa 1 oz. 

Oil of wintergrecn li dr.iius 

Oil of ciunamon Vi dram 

I'ullers' eiirtli 2 oz. 

I'nrnmcl 4 drums 

White sURar 28 oz. 

DiKtillod wnter, enough to make. .2 pints 
Mix the fluid extract, solution of potassa, the oils 
of wintergreen and cinnamon and fullers' earth with 
one pint distilled water in a quart bottle and shake well. 
Allow to stand 24 hours with occasional agitation. Fil- 
ter through a double filter, returning the filtrate until 
it runs clear and add enough distilled water for one 
pint. Place the sugar in a percolator as in the 
simple syrup formula and pour the filtrate on it, re- 
turning the first four to six ounces to the percolator 
until it becomes clear. Lastly, add enough distilled 
water to make two pints. 



•THE PROPRIETARY PREPARATION."^ 

By H. VV. RIETZKE, St. Paul. 

The question with the retail pharmacists at the 
present day is: "How far will the prescribing of 
proprietary preparations extend?" Its growth is 
most alarming, and it behooves the pharmacist to be- 
stir himself and maintain his position, or consider 
his pharmaceutical education wasted. To have his 
shelves filled with a lot of proprietary preparations 
of several manufacturers, even though there may be 
absolutely no difference in their therapeutic value, is 
certainly not to be looked upon with much gratifica- 
tion to him as a pharmacist, to say nothing about the 
loss of prfifit it may incur. 

The physician will prescribe a proprietary prepara- 
tion and specify some one's particular make to be dis- 
pensed in its original container. Several of our lead- 
ing pharmacists in going over their prescription files 
during a month of the present year, found that the 
percentage of proprietary preparations was far great- 
er than they had any idea of. I-'rom six different phar- 
macists in different sections of the city the percentage 
was ij'/i, y2 4/5, 33 1/.1. .^, 36 4/10. and 44. Part of 
these were from pharmacies where a great number of 
prescriptions were filled and part front the resident 
sections oi the city. Think of it — at least one-third 
of your profit going to the proprietary manufacturers. 
It it not possible to show your physician that you 
ran prepare a much belter and fresher medicine for 
him at home than the preparation which he can ob- 
tain from foreign pharmaceutical manufacturers and 

♦KcimI brfon- tlic Miiinc-Hiiln Ktiiti" I'linriiiiieoiiticnl 
.^HKiM'iiiiiMii III Ni>w I'liii, Jiiiic 17, IIKK't, mill iiwiirili'il 
nr*r |iri/i-. (Mr. Kiclxki- wiih imt nwiiri- Unit iirizeN liiul 
Im'i-ii iifTiTiNl III tlin riinipclllivi' ri'iiiliiii: until nftiT In- 
liiiil prpwiilivl Ilia eoiitrlbull'iii.) 



which is possibly from one month to two or three 
years old? 

Suppose we follow a proprietary preparation from 
its beginning to the patient. We will say that it is 
prepared in one of the eastern cities, the source of 
most of the proprietaries. From there to the jobber. 
(We take it lor granted that it is fresh when it leaves 
the original house). The jobber has it on his shelves 
all the way from one month to six months. If its 
sale is slow it may be as many years before it reaches 
the retailer for dispensing. 

The retailer receives a prescription say for four 
ounces. He cannot buy less than a pound. He dis- 
penses the four ounces, gets about one-half the or- 
iginal cost on this first prescription and then must 
trust to the persuasive eloquence of the representa- 
tive of the house that manufactures this preparation 
to have more physicians prescribe it, and so dispose 
of the balance. Perhaps he will in a few days, but 
possibly the representative has just been through the 
city and done what they call "detailing the physicians" 
By this time along comes the representative of some 
other pharmaceutical house, with possibly a similar 
preparation, therapeutically I mean. His is prepared 
in some special manner, which makes it more ele- 
gant and palatable than the other, so he says. 

He is going to detail the physicians and expects 
you to give him an order so as to be able to fill the 
prescriptions as they roll in. In the meantime the 
former preparation has been forgotten — till six 
months or a year — when along comes a representative 
of the first house, again to detail the physicians with 
the result that we may fill one or two prescriptions 
from this first bottle which was opened a year ago. 
Now what change may have taken place since it was 
first opened, only the chemist of the house that pre- 
pared it can tell. Does it contain sufficient preserva- 
tive or has it lost its original physiological properties 
or become totally inert? 

We mean no reflection on the physician, for this is 
the day of elegant preparations and the representa- 
tives of the pharmaceutical house usually couch their 
arguments in such forcible and eloquent language that 
one almost believes every word as gospel truth. Take, 
for instance, the many so-called "tonics" on the 
market. If the physicians were shown the great 
amount of alcohol they contain they would throw up 
their hands in astonishment. These "tonics" are pre- 
scribed the most and in quite large and often repeated 
iloscs. 

Then consider the inconsistency of these pharma- 
ceutical houses. In detaihng the physician they are 
meek and humble, but insist that he specify their 
make, otherwise the meagre apothcary will substitute. 
This word "substitute" they hold over our heads 
as a sort of halo, under which they would make mar- 
tyrs of themselves before the physician. But let them 
go to the meagre apothecary to display their wares 
and you will be astonished to see that they have pre- 
pared and otTcr for sale a substitute or imitation for 
every well-known proprietary preparation on the mar- 
ket. Really it is laughable. These poor men, so 
much abused, turn out to be the very consummation 
of substitutors. The less they have to say about 
substitution the better their chances in the next world. 

It will not require much persuasive eloquence on 
the part of the pharmacist to show his physician that 
he would have a much better and fresher preparation 
dispensed fur him, ironi his own prescription and he 
would obtain infinitely better results, than to be so 
very much at the mercy of the pharmaceutical house 
— as to the merits of his goods. 

The proprietary man may say. "This would retard 
progress and stand investigation." The very fact of 
their beini; secret preparations shows very little spirit 
of pliilanthropv, ami gives them no ground for argu- 
ment Let very retail pharmacist make it his individ- 
ual effort In prepare his prescriptions in the most ele- 
gant manner possible, and if he can. suggest to his 
phy-ioian any way to have them pleasant to the taste 
ilo ko. 



July 16, 1903. 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



61 



The physician will thank him for the suggestion 
and assure him he would rather use his product. If 
through incompetency or indifference the pharmacist 
will not exert himself to so little effort he would bet- 
ter embark in some other vocation, for he certainly is 
no credit to the profession. 



A FEW PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS.' 

I^.y B. M. ON'ICKTOX. 

THE following suggestions and devices, while 
not all original, have this in their favor, 
that I myself have used them and found 
them of practical value, and I, therefore, 
bring them to your notice in the hope that they may 
prove of some service to you: 

The first thing of which I will speak is a scheTne 
for filling the little two-ounce pomade bottles with 
witch hazel jelly, or preparations of a similar consist- 
ency and composition. 

Take a gallon funnel and fit over the neck a piece 
of rubber hose about three inches long. Then get 
two corks which will fit into the hose, and bore ^ 
hole about one^half inch in diameter in each cork, 
fitting into one piece of cork a tin cylinder (the spout 
from a glycerine can works nicely). Now slip the 
cork, without the spout attached, into the hose, and 
then put in the cork with the spout. Where the two 
pieces of cork meet leave a space sufficient to admit 
a spatula through an incision. This acts as a valve 
to start or stop the flow of the contents of funnel. 

Now cut a circular hole in a board large enough 
to hold the funnel securely, and adjust the height by 
means of two boxes at either end of the board, and 
you are ready to begin filling, which can be done rap- 
idly without waste of material or soiling of the con- 
tainer. 

A somewhat similar arrangement is very useful 
for filling such liquids as are put up in little contain- 
ers, the necks of which are ver'- small. Take a gallon 
or any size funnel desired, and fit into the neck a 
cork into which has been fitted a piece of glass tub- 
ing about one-fourth inch in diameter, slip a piece of 
rubber tubing about two feet long over the glass. 
Now use the same board as above to hold the fun- 
nel, and grasping the rubber tube between tHe thumb 
and forefinger, begin filling the vials, stopping or 
starting the {\ov/ of liquid by means of pressure on 
the tube. A clamp like those used on fountain 
syringes acts nicely to stop the flow of the liquid per- 
manently. 

The following system of labeling and marking 
stock is a great saver of time, and a wonderful help 
to one taking a position in a strange store: 

Take the ordinary gummed tags, and upon them 
write the following items: Cost! per pound or pint: 
selling price, per pound or pint; number, blank. Paste 
one of these on every bottle, bo.x, drawer or container 
in the store. Now arrange a label cabinet large 
enough to contain labels for everything in stock, and 
divide it into small apartments to suit sizes of labels, 
numbering each apartment consecutively. 

The next step is to get a little book with index, 
and alphabetically arrange all the labels in the cabi- 
net, hanging this book on the side of the cabinet. 
Then place the labels in the cabinet, arranging them 
so that the numbers on the containers correspond 
with those in the cabinet. It now becomes an easy 
matter for even a stranger to get a label for anything 
in a few seconds and without aid from any one. For 
instance, he sells two ounces spirits of camphor. On 
the back of the bottle containing the camphor he 
finds the following data: Cost per pint; selling price 
per pint; number 73. Going to label cabinet be opens 
drawer and looks for apartment No. 73, which con- 
tains the label for spirits of camphor; and then, too, 
without any inquiry or bothering any one, he is able 

*Read before the twenty-fifth annual meeting of the 
Kentucky Pharmacentical Association. 



from the information on the bottle to tell the custom- 
er the price of the article. The little book is simply 
a help in case one fails to note or forgets the num- 
ber on a container. He can then look in the book 
and find the number opposite the name of the arti- 
cle to be labeled. 

This scheme of numbering can also be applied ad- 
vantageously to such small articles as patent pills, 
ointments, headache powers, etc. Arrange a certain 
space to accommodate these articles, and make each 
shelf about six inches in height. Have boxes made 
of heavy card board, with tops, about sixteen inches 
deep, seven inches wide, and six inches high to fit 
the shelves. Now number these boxes consecutively, 
and have a little index«<d book hanging on the side 
of the cabinet, arranging in it alphabetically every- 
thing in the cabinet, and place the number of the box 
containing the article opposite the name in the book. 
You can put several items in one box, and divide the 
box into as many spaces. It is an easy matter now 
to get any article by referring to the book, which 
gives the number of the container. This, besides be- 
ing a rapid way of getting at the article wanted, en- 
ables one to always keep a line on the stock on fiand. 

One often has occasion to remove an old label 
frorn a bottle, and the most simple as well as most 
rapid way of doing this is, to wet the label and then- 
hold it over a gas jet or other flame for a few sec- 
onds, when it can be removed without any trouble. 

I will now bring this matter to a close by describ- 
ing one of the simplest yet one of the handiest ar- 
rangements that has proved of value to me — is a 
bottle which I use in making deodorized tincture of 
opium. .•\fter exhausting the opium and reducing 
the percolate to the required amount, the ether is 
added and the whole placed in a bottle to be shaken. 
The ethereal solution separates upon standing and the 
Pharmacopoeia instructs us to pour it off. Here is- 
where this bottle serves its purpose. 

About one-quarter inch above the junction of the 
ethereal and the aque'ous solutions bore a hole, by- 
means of a rat-tail file and turpentine, large enough 
to admit a No. j cork. (Of course, this bottle when so 
arranged will answer only for the same quantity each 
time.) Into this cork fit a piece of glass tubing 
about two inches long, closing the outer opening with 
another cork. 

Now fit the cork containing the glass tubing into 
the bottle, and after shaking sufficiently let stand un- 
til separation takes place, when, the outer cork being 
removed, the ether will nearly all drain out, and the 
aqueous contents will not be at all disturbed, which is 
almost an impossibility if you attempt to separate the 
two layers by pouring off the ether. 



Extend a General Invite. 

It is as iiriportant to have "Invitation" written all 
over the outside of your shop as to have fresh goods, 
new styles, and brightness inside. People must see 
the outside; you've got to get thcjm inside. So make 
the first impression good, and it -will count in your 
favor when money is being spent. 

A well-dressed man is generally taken for a suc- 
cessful man, and a shabby sign is, in the public mind,, 
a sort of index to the quality and quantity of goods 
on sale or the service to be rendered. The great 
public associates a shabby shop front and dull sigir 
work with decreasing trade, old stock, and cobwebs. 
In days gone by a man could do business in a cellar 
or on a bo.x. but those days are gone. You know who 
you are. and what good things you have to sell. 
The public don't. You've got to tell them, and the 
first talk with them is from your own shop front. — 
Booklet of E. G. Bartlett, Leeds, England. — Printers' 
Ink. 

Waiting. 

Waiting for goods to sell themselves and waiting 
for something to turn up are equivaldnts. One is as 
likely to happen as the other. — Spatters. 




THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



(July 16. 1903. 



Th* objwl of thl« di'iiarlmrnt !■ to furnUb our mbscrlb^rt 
iDd Ibrlr rlrrks wllb rrlUble and trlrd formulal and to dlacuM 
qimiliiu rvUtInf to practical pharmacT. prracrlptlon work, dla- 
peoilDK difflcultlea, etc. 

Rnjunla for Information ar» not aclinowl«lK<Kl by mall, and 
ANOXIUOI'S COMMINICATIOSS RECEIVE NO ATTENTIONl 
arttber do we answer qiierlea In tbls department from non-aub- 
arrlb^ra. In tbla department fretiuent reference la neceasarUy 
made to Information publlabed In preTloua laaaea of tbe Era. 
Ooplea of theae mij be obtained at ten centa eacb. except a few 
Uauea wblcb are out of print, for wblcb we clurce twenty-Bre 
centa eacb. 

Syntp of Lactophosphate of Lime. 
(T. R.) We know of no satisf.ictory formula for 
the preparation oi syriip of lactophosphate of lime 
directly from the salt and without the intervention of 
a chemical reaction. Lactophosphate of lime as found 
in the market is b" no means of uniform composition, 
some samples having been reported to be nothing 
more than mi.Ntures of calcium phosphate, calcium lac- 
tate and lactic acid. .\s you are probabK- aware the 
U. S. P. 1830 process prepares calcium lactophosphate 
by dissolving calcium carbonate in lactic acid and 
subsef|Uenlly adding phosphoric acid. The formula 
of the French Code.x follows: 

Hipliospliato of lime 12.50 grams 

Syrupy lactic acid. sp. gr.. 1.21, 

nboiit 14 prams or q. s. 

Distilled water ~A0 prams 

Snit.Tr C.30 grams 

TliK-lure ipf h-mon '. 10 grams 

Tincture of lemon is made by macerating I part 
of the fresh peel in 2 parts of alcohol. 

Harness Dressing. 
(T. P. I..1 Harness dressings are in many in- 
stances similar to shoe dressings and blackings, and 
many preparations used for the latter purpose may be 
used for application to harness. Here are some for- 
muSas: 

Blacking. 

(II Mutton siiPt 2 ounces 

Ke<>swnx C ounces 

M,lt and add 

Sugar (ill fine powder) ounces 

Soft «oft| 2 ounces 

I.nmphiiirk 2Vj ounces 

liidieo (ill fiiii' powderl V^ ounce 

When thoroughly incorporated, add turpentine, 4 
ounces, and pour into tins or other receptacles. 
Oil. 

(2i niiii'k nnillnp :(.'i grains 

Miirlnlic iieid TiO iniiiims 

Itoiif liliick IT.'i gniiiis 

Liinipliliick IS gmiiiH 

Yellow wnx 2'J! nv. oilliees 

Oil of liirpeiitiiir 22 fl. ounces 

(3) Oil of liirpeiiline R fl. oiinees 

Yellow win 2 nv. ouneos 

I'riiNaliiii blue K> nv. minee 

Ijilii|ililnrk '4 nv. tiiinec 

Melt the wax. adil the luriicntine. a portion first 
|o the finely powdercti prussian blue an<l lampblack, 
and ihin with nratvfoot oil. 

Vaseline Composition. 
(4) Prussian blue, in fine powder, .I4 ounce: lamp- 
black, 4 ounces: nifda-se-i. j ounces: sfifi snap, 2 
ouncet. Mix loKrlher in a large innrlar, previfiusly 
warinril. anil add; Vaseline, 6 ounces: ceresin. 5 
ouiurs; yellow resin, ' j t)Uiicc ; mrlled loKelher. then 
•ufTicienI lurpentinc to give the composition the (iroper 
consistence. Mix ihorouglily. 



Varnish or "Reviver." 
15) Dissolve in about half a pint of methylated 
spirit 2 ounces of shellac. J/j ounce of Venice turpen- 
tine, anil I ounce of gum benzoin. Stir in a sufficiency 
of a mixture of 4 parts drop black, and I of indigo 
blue, to form a deeply colored varnish, then make 
up with sjiirit 10 the measure of I pint. Apply with 
a sponge or soft brush. 

Soda Water Sundaes. 
(Soda clerk) The following formulas have been 
published: 

Boston Nut Sundae. 
One dipper of ice cream, sliced orange cut in dia- 
mond shaped pieces, sliced pineapple cut in triangular 
shape, whole English walnuts, maraschino cherries. 
The nuts and fruits to be arranged artistically. No 
syrups used. 

Caramel Nut Sundae. 
Mix equal parts of pecans. English and black wal- 
nuts, pignolia and pistacio nuts. Chop together and 
mix with an extra heavy caramel syrup over plain ice 
cream and you have a delicious sundae. 
Chocolate Fruit Sundae. 
Strawberry syrup, 10 ounces; vanilla syrup, 10 
ounces, raspberry syrup, 8 ounces; chocolate syrup, 
4 ounces. Pour a ladle of this sauce over plain ice 
cream. 

Mint Sundae. 
Pour over ice cream one ladle of rich mint syrup 
and decorate with two sprigs of mint and a blanched 
almond. 

Central Si'.ndae. 
Two pounds English walnuts, two pounds pecans 
chopped together with one-half pound of powdered 
sugar; add enough simple syrup to suit taste. 
Oriental Sundae. 
Equal parts of seedless raisins, currants and Eng- 
lish walnuts. See also .-Xpril 2X igojt, Era, page 424. 

Tablet Manufacturers. 
(Dr. F."l writes: "rieasc tell me where I can get 
the following tablets manufactured: 

K.vtract serenon serrulatn gm. 20.00 

riio.splinlls fcrrii'i gm. 4.00 

Nitrntis stryeliniei gm, O.OSc 

Plinspliori gm. O.O,' 

M. ut fiant tabulo No. 130. 

I understand the prescri|)iion very well but I do 
not find it practicable to put it up in tablet form. 
The customer who presented it paid an advertising 
specialist $3 for it." 

Tablets having similar formulas are listed by near- 
ly all of the large pharmaceutical houses like Parke, 
Davis & Co.. Detroit. Shar|) & Dohme. Baltimore, 
Frederick Stearns & Co., Detroit, Kelson, Baker & Co., 
Detroit, and others, any one of whom can probably 
supply you with just what you want. Combinations of 
saw palmetto. phos|)horus. etc.. have been recom- 
mended in the treatment of functional in»i)otence and 
this formula has all of the earmarks of the advertising 
specialist who claims to be able to make "weak men 
strong." 

Face-Black for Actors. 

Best liimpblnek 1 drnm 

Cneiio hiilter :i drniiis 

Olive oil :» drams 

Oil of neroli 2 drop* 

Melt the cacao butler and oil. add the lampblack, 
anil stir constantly as the mixture cools, adding the 
perfume towards the end 

Hair Stimulant. 

.\iiiljionin wnter '-i ouneo 

Tiniliiro of cnntlinridim '-j oiine<> 

Knii de rologm- ' omu'*' 

WnliT to » oum»« 

.\plily to ihe thin parts of the hair morning and 

evening. Said to be a very effective lotion to prevent 

falling out of the hair. 



NEWS DEPARTMENT. 




What Has Become of Dr. Dye, Asks Mrs. Dye — Parke, 
Davis Picnic — Cotterill is Married. 

.Tiiiiios W. JIaitland has taken the place of Ralpli 
\V. .Jcriiian in tho sundry department of Jerman, PfliiegiH" 
& Kiielimsted Co., Milwaukee, and Mr. Jerman is now 
Llauer & Black's scout in Nebraska and South Dakota. 

11. I). Bell, who has gained hosts of friends as the 
represcutative in Southern States at different times of 
F. K. Arnold & Co., and Meyer Bros. Drug Co., has 
joined Lehu & Fink's sundry salesmen and will occupy 
his old territory. 

St. Louis drummerdom notes: Milton Culbertson, 
city salesman for the MoCfitt-West Drug Co., is off for 
a vacation in the Ozarks. S. B. Simpson, assistant m.in- 
ager of Meyer Bros. Drug Co., is now back from a two 
weeks' vacation. Charles Lyle will tane a position as 
traveling salesman with the Moffitt-West Drug Co. in 
Western Tennessee and Kentucky on July 15. 

Frank Tupper of Fox, Fultz & Co., is spending a 
vacation at his home in Xova Scotia, and will later make 
a tour of the province. 

Round Lake, 111., was the scene of the third annual 
picnic of the Chicago house of Parke, Davis & Co. Phar- 
maceutical.s and picnics are the twin alliterative spec- 
ialties of this ostaV)lishment — the pharmaceuticals cure 
tlie picnic aftermath and create the picnic desire. 

The boys, while making and selling drugs, are disci- 
ples of physical culture, as is shown by some of the 
wonderful records made at the races. The winner of 
the hundred yard dash touched the ground only nine 
times during the sprint and then only upon the loftier 
eminences; the tape line showed that hts footprints were 
ihirty-three feet, three and one-quarter inches apart. 
The ninth step carried him a little short of the mark and 
he had to take ten. He was stopped with a lassoo and 
tied down to vrork oft" his exuberance iii rooting for 
the other athletes. The winner of the hurdle race was 
charged with wearing a balloon under his vest; tho 
charge was not substantiated, however. Jealous com- 
petitors charge that he was punctured after the race by 
one of his friends. At any rate he did not wreck any 
of the hurdles. 

The base ball game between the office and the order 
departments was long and strenuous, but the office men 
liiially won. The order hustlers say that the office men 
keep dumb bells in their desks and do hot foot work 
after dark to keep in condition for the annual game. 
:\ranager Bartlett is the only man who is qualified to be 
umpire, because he is the only one whose life is safe in 
the performance of that office. There wasn't any fat 
men's race, because tliere aren't enough fat men in thi? 
house to make a race. After the games were over tlie 
musicians tuned up and Terpischore ruled in the seat 
of Mars. There were seventy-five people there and 
ever.v one was glad. 

The wife and children of Dr. James W. Dye. at 217 
Garside street, Newark, N. J., are very much eoncernnd 



about his disappearance some tliree weeks ago. Dr. Dye 
had been representing the American Peroxide & Chem- 
ical Co. of this city, in Baltimore, until they discharged 
him recently. He was last seen at Riverside Park, 
Baltimore. Since then not a trace of him has been dis- 
covered. His wife has written to the Baltimore police, 
asking them to search. Dr. I)ye was a man of clerical 
appearance and about fifty-five years old. 

A. N. Gcrecke, T. H. Wiley, J. W. Fisher and C. 
K. Weller, representatives of the Richardson Drug Co., 
Omaha, visited headquarters recently to secure instruc- 
tions for tlie fall campaign. 

J. F. Hommel. representing the Sherwin-Williams Co. 
in Nebraska and South Dakota, is in the far East for a 
five weeks' visit. 

Charles Alfred Cotterill and Mrs. Henry Garland 
. were married on July 4 at Rockville, Md. Mr. Cotterill 
has been the Washington representative of Parke. Davis 
&. Co. for the last thirteen years. He is prominent as 
a correspondent of the Associated Press. The bride 
is the young widow of Rufus Garland, son of the former 
attorney general in President Cleveland's cabinet, and is 
considered one of the handsomest women in Washington. 

With John F. Sprague, manager of the traveling de- 
partment, this city; R. L. Winchester, St. Louis; Wil- 
liam Whitney Curtis, general Southwestern man; Dr. 
M. C. Cornell, general Texas man, and B. W. Hunter,. 
North Carolina representative, all at Jlorehead City, 
N. C; and with Dr. P. J. Fagen, special New York City 
man, resting up tho State, and A. M. Eastland, Texas, 
here with Mrs. Eastland, and E. T. Curtis, Tennessee 
and Kentucky, also here, with Mrs. Curtis, Sharp & 
Dohme's traveling boys may be said to be taking a 
vacation. 

"Sid" Carragan, head of P. D. & Co.'s traveling 
service, shouted himself hoarse with the Mystic Shriners 
at Saratoga. Miss M. E. Tucker, Mr. Carragan's sec- 
retary, whose simshiny ways have cheered many a 
knight of trade away from reciting tales of woe, is iu 
Europe, spending a long vacation in several of the prin- 
cipal cities. 

Robert Wehrlin is now out after trade in this city 
for Britt, Loetller & Weil. He was formerly employed 
by Eugen C. Diez. 



A Dry Battery Fan. 

The Perfection Dry Battery Fan which J. Jones & 
Sons, OS Cortlandt St., New York, advertised in last 
issue will be appreciated at 
this time of year. It can be 
moved from place to place, re- 
quires no chemicals, makes no 
smell and no noise, it is al- 
ways ready for use, and will 
run from 400 to 500 hours on 
one charge. The uses to which 
such a fan can be put are 
innumerable, and it will be 
fully appreciated by druggists 
who have poorly ventilated 
stores, or who want some such 
appliance to drive the flies from 

their soda fountain. Twenty-five per cent, discount is 
allowed to druggists. 




ct 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



[July IG, 1903 




•-UUMOLIU.S 1'. FLYiNN, Boston. Mass. 
President MassacliusettB Pli. A. 
Mt. I'l.vnn, nfter liis school days in Portsmouth. N. 
H.. kept books with a Boston firm for six vears. Thou 
lie entered the pharmncy of his brother, succeeding him 
at his dcatli. six years later, in New Mexico. For fen 
years Mr. I'lynu has hoen a forc?ful worker in associ.'i- 
tions and to support tliis assertion and show his popu- 
larity also. It is only necessary to sav that he is presi- 
dent of the Massachusetts Ph. A., president of the South 
Boston 1). A., president of the .Vpotheraries' Cuild ot 
Boston and vicinit.v, secretary of the New England K. 
O. LuKHi, member of the executive committee of the 
Bostou D. A. and trustee of the Massachusetts College, 
•if Pharmacy. 



SODA FOUNTAINS. 

Some Figuring on the Trade in New York City Shows 

Sales of 189,000,000 Glasses of Soda a Year. 

— Facts and Points About the 

Trade in General. 

Careful figuring enables the Era reporter to announce 
that this year's output of drinks of various degrees at 
the difTorenl soda fountains of Crealer New York will 
reach mionn.fm glasses. This allows 47V, cooling 
ilraughls to .very inhabitant. But, like all oilier things, 
probably Home plethoric chap gets away with a thousand 
or BO while sf.me other poor individual gets none, or 
t'liM' — lakes beer for his. 

Making comparisons in the male gender may be crili- 
clie<l by Home, but, in New York, it is a fact that the 
men drink two-lliirds of the soda conwctions drawn, to 
tmy nothing about their paying for most of the other 
third. 

The «odn lri.de here is inleri-sting because it is enor- 
niou«, 1,KIK> druggiHiH and I.L'IK) .onfeetioners and other 
dealeri. diopense smln from founlnins ranging in cost 
from »100 to rjO.fXW and iu (luanliiies from 20 to 8,000 
glaHM-H n day. 

The bnslK on which the tothl amount drunk in a year 
won ngiired l«: 

What i.liould bi- a fair average of the sales wan 
found III n dniggiKl who keep» a Hrxln elerk and ft half— 
the oili.T half iH Junior il.-rk. This man's sales for the 
three hot ii...iillm will ninouiit to $(tnO n month. Oiie-hnlf 
of thii Income Is from laceiil drinks. So I iu ;{0oo 



10-cent and (5,000 5-eeiit drinks a month for three 
monihR. Multiplying his U,000 drinks by the 3,000 
stores makcK '2' ,rK»),(M)0 drinks for one hot month. 

The sales during the thri-e next warmest months will 
e<iual two-thirds of those of the three warmest. The 
sales during the six coldest months will also equal two- 
thirds of those of the three warmest. So that sales for 
the year are seven times those of one hot month, or 
189,*)00.0(X). As half of these are 5-cent drinks — enough 
are 15 and 20 cents to make the average more than fair 
— the income for the year is ?1'J,(!00,(»00 and for one 
of the hot months is ?l,8<iO.fJ0O. 

The drug traile's share of Ibis income is about one- 
half, nr $i;.:MX>.0<iO a year. This makes $900,000 a hot 
monih and an average to each druggist for a hot month 
of ?lliO. 

But, like the plethoric drinker and his antithesis who 
goes without or takes beer, several druggists get from 
?8.00f) to S1."),000 every thirty days during the rush 
season while others get nothing to speak of. 

Mighty many variations in New Y'ork's soda trade. 
Soda with a stick and without, for 5 cents with ice 
cream, for seven cents, for ten. and up as high as you 
wish to go. according to the extra "dashes" of this or 
that, the number of cherries or rinds and the loc&lity of 

the store. Some of the stuff is very good and some 1 

Along Broadway all drinks are 10 cents or more; 
excepting plain waters. Kuniyss is a great seller, grow- 
ing more popular every day. Sundaes of every con- 
ceivable name abound. The conditions of Broadway 
are also to be found in the better residence sections and 
in other richer localities, the principal differences being 
in the smaller business done and in the fact that most of 
tliese stores have .seats. 

The stores that advertise their fountains in their 
windows, setting out new drinks regularly, are the ones 
that iire doing the business. 

The thealre trade is an immense factor with some 
of those stores in the theatre district and prices are 
high there. 

In the poorer parts of the city 5-cent ice cream 
sodas are to be had at almost every store, both drug 
.ind confeciioncry. In the fairly good boarding house 
and (lilt neighliorlioods both prices are to be found, but 
the niovciiicnt is ever toward the better one. Dispensers 
tli"re say that their people are being educated up to 
better prices and better soda. And there Is room tor 
e<]ucation along the latter line, for some of the stuff sold 
is horrible. The confectionaries and ice-cream "parlors" 
Jirc the worst offenders. Ix>an juices, acids, ice cream, 
no part of which ever knew a cow's intluence. and 
glucose for sweetening. Not nil of the department 
store stuff is first class. At some "parlors" one may 
buy ice cream that will keep a year — it won't melt. 
Dr. Deghuee. chemist of the health department, says he 
"can't help it," as the law does not define what shall 
constitute ice cream. 

But the trend is steadily for better soda and more 
liberal dealing by the proprietor. 

There are some wonderful fountains in New York. 
Ceorge Kneiiper, druggist at 'Ji'kl Broadway, holds the 
rei'ord for one day's siih's — 7,(HI0 glasses. liegeman & 
Co.. 'JtlO Broadway, will probably pass far beyond that 
mark this summer with their new J'JO.OOO fountain. 
A liig automatic caiboimtor barely keeps up with the 
dispensers. They are using .'lO gallons of ice cream a 
day now. Biker's sah-s are ennrmoiiH and there and at 
Wilson's many of the fancier drinks are sold. Iludnut's. 
a iM.ltle fountain, is a model of elegance and its trade is 
ultra -excliiKive. 

But do the fountains pay? That Is the question. 
Thev do. Charles A. Hanson of 'J-H Sixth avenue, 
tiald Mule ntlentiiMi to his sixia business last yehr. the 
drug clerks easily caring for the fountain. At his son's 



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NEWS DEPARTMENT. 



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earnest solicitation he decided to push' his fountaia this 
year. He got two good men from Chicago and pa.vs 
them §127 a month. One does junior work when not 
dispensing, thus doing away with a ?50 junior clerk. 
The fountain was Secorated and all sorts of new drinks 
placarded. The result was a raise in sales from $254 
in last June to $450 in June, this year, cold as the 
month was. At the present pace the July and August 
sales will reach $1,000 for each month. 

The ruling prices is ten cents. It is easy to get it, 
Mr. Hanson says. His policy is the best of everything. 
His ice cream costs 85 cents a gallon. He selects the 
fruit and makes the preserves — just as mother does, 
pound for pound. His deductions as to profits are not 
hazards — he figures every cent. Flowers, fruits, spoons, 
ice, everything except salary, is charged to cost. And 
the cost equals exactly 48 per cent, of the income. In 
July his profits should be. counting salaries and all 
costs, $403. The fountain is a small one. which has 
been in use for seven years. Talk about deterioration, 
Mr. Hanson says, is largely bosh. 

Hegeman's profits on the income are greater, so are 
Riker's. The former probably clears $250 on many 
days. Their ice cream costs less than 50 cents because 
of the larger quantities they buy. In the smaller stores 
the best ice cream costs $1.00. 

But for 5-cent ice cream soda dispensers there is no 
direct profit if good materials are used. As an adver- 
tisement, a rattling good service is most excellent. Di- 
rect profit may be found if poor material is used but 
the advertisement is lost. 



OBITUARY. 

DR. BOSWELL WARD, president of the Ward 
Bros. Drug Co., Indianapolis, and who was the oldest 
Indianapolis wholesale druggist with the exception of 
the venerable Augustus Kiefer, died last Thursday at 
Winona Lake near Warsaw. Ind., where he had gone 
with his family to spend the summer. He had been an 
invalid for nearly three years. Dr. Ward was born in 
1830 near Connersville, Ind. He was graduated from 
Rush Medical College, Chicago, and, in 1867, removed to 
Indianapolis where he opened a retail drug store, tak- 
ing into partnership his brother, Marion Ward. In 1890 
the business was made exclusively wholesale and was re- 
moved to 120 South Meridian street. He left two 
daughters. Miss Belle and Miss Stella Ward, and a 
wife. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity and 
of the Presbyterian Church. 

WILLIAM L. TRUE, a druggist of Waterville, Me., 
while visiting relatives in Portland died almost without 
warning, from Heart trouble. He was thirty-eight years 
of age. The deceased just before his death went into 
the drug store at Preble and Portland streets, Portland, 
where he talked a few minutes with the clerks, and sat 
down in front of the soda fountain. He rested his head 
in his hand and the clerks went about their customary 
duties, but soon noticed that Mr. True did not seem to 
move. On examination it was found that he was dead. 

WILLIAM M. FRANCIS of Moncrief & Francis, 
druggists at Troy, died on July 7 after a long illness. 
Mr. Francis was widely known and greatly respected. 
He was an exempt fireman, secretary of the Arba 
Read Steamer Co. and was a life member of King Sol- 
omon's lodge, Apollo chapter, Apollo commandery, Bloss 
council and Griental temple, Xobles of the Mystic 
Shrine. He was also a member of the local and state 
pharmaceutical associations. He is survived by his 
mother and a brother, Samuel II. Francis. 



DR. G. DALTON HAYS, who was tlie gold medal 
man at the Now York College of Pharmacy in 1878 and 
afterward was instructor in the college for several years, 
died in Tenafly, N. J. His father, David Hays, was 
vice-president and treasurer of the college for several 
.years. 

JAMES F. TAYLOR, a clerk at W. C. Presnell's 
pharmacy, 3001 N. Illinois street, Indianapolis, was 
drowned on last OTiursday night while bathing in Fall 
Creek. He was 23 years old, a graduate of Purdue 
University, and a young man of great promise. 

FRANK H. ALLEN, a Massachusetts druggist, 
died in Beverly, aged fifty. In recent years he had been 
in the drug business in Worcester, but returnd to his 
former home in Beverly some time ago, on account of ill 
health. He leaves a widow and one sou. 

P.VUL L. VIALLON, Sr., president of the Louisiana 
hoard of pharmacy, died at Bayou Goula, La., on July 
3, aged GO. 

MARIA C. HEINITSH, wife of S. W. Heinitsh, 
Lancaster, Pa., died on July 8, aged seventy-seven. 

P. W. STA"RR of Brownsville, Ore., one of the best 
known druggists in that part of the State, is dead. 

MARTIN H. WEFEL, druggist at 1920 Hanna 
street, Fort Wayne, Ind., died aged 37. 

DR. F. E. BROCARD died in New Orleans, La., 
aged forty-nine. 

DR. LEWIS R. FORD died at Waynesboro, Ga. 



NEW INCORPORATIONS. 

Manhattan Pharmacy Co., N>w York; $15,000; 
Harvey W. Hall, Catherine E. Schrenkeisen, Arthur I. 
Schreukeisen. 

Swaine's Antidote Syndicate, Camden, N. J.; $.300,- 
000; George D. Swaine, Henry S. Hyatt, Frank T. 
Lodge. 

B. G. White Co., Louisville. Ky., to manufacture 
chemicals; $100,000; William G. Rork, William G. 
White, J. R. Watts, William W. Watts. 

Cataopathy Association of New Y'ork City, to manu- 
facture chemicals, drugs, etc.; $250,000; E. O. Roessler, 
Harry Taylor and C. T. Willard, of New York city. 

Whitlow-Williams Drug Co. at Fayetteville, Ark.; 
$50,000; Dr. J. P. Hight; W. H. Whitlow. W. L. 
Stuckey, T. C. Skaggs. 

Pino Lyptol Chemical Co. at New York, to manu- 
facture disinfectants, etc.; $10,000; Richard Tebbs, 
Bradley S. Osborn, Harold W. Gould, all New York 
city. 

The New Y'ork Drug Packing Co., at New York, to 
manufacture alkaloids, drugs, etc.; $25,000; Alfred H. 
Teller, Louis A. Espinal, Rafael E. Parraga, all New 
York city. 

Wemer Drug & Chemical Co., at New York, to 
manufacture drugs and chemicals; .$20,000; John M. 
Boland, Daniel J. Rourke and Francis H. Boland, all 
of New Y'ork city. 



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THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



(July IG, I'.tOo. 



NEW YORK AND VICINITY. 



DEDICATION OF THE RICE MONDMENT. 

Oil TiH'Kiliiy afliTinmii. July "lli. I<*ii tlinii n half :i 
liiinilrcil fri'-iiils nii<l inliiiiiTTs <>f the hitc I»r. Churl"-; 
l{i(H< rppnircci to WixMllnwii ccnioiory ami prrM-Piili-il 
to (Imlii-atc thp iiioniHiK-iit iTifti'.l (<> Ins nii-mnry l>y the 
contribiitioiiR »t the phHrmneifts of ilie I'liitetl Stiites. 

Tlie (Irtlicatory exercinpH were o|kiip<I with tl..' 
ximtiiiB of ••Nearer My <!•«! to Thi»o'' l.y a ijiiarteite 
ri.iisisiiiii: of M.-irx. K. I.. Heruer. (inst. IIoliii, I-". 
Fr«'ytaK aii'l •'"• Hiiiiiiiiel. iiieiiihprs of St. I'atriek's 
fath.-.lral ehoir. Then fellow. -,1 rea.hm; of l.il.le texf 
«ih) a short |iray«r liy Itev. St. (n-orce Yomiu, for many 
yearn eliaplain <'f Hellevne IIoMpilal and an intinnite 
frienil of I>r. Kiee. .Mr. Yonm: clos^l \\\s remarks hy 
a toiu'liinc refereni-e to the forlitnile of the ilwid seien- 
tiHt. his Kelf-«aeritiee ami triillifMhieKH. 

In the ahiteme of S. A. h. She|>|>"r'I of Hoston. 
^'Iiainnan of the memorial committee, who hail tiei-ii 
4letaiiie<l at home hy siekni'ws. Prof. Jos. P. Remington 
of Philadelphia, ehairman of the revision committee 
of the Pharmacopoeia, relateil the story of the work of 
the memorial committee in its efforts to erect a snitalih- 
monument to Dr. liice, whose life in eliMpient words he 
euhigized. He said that Charles Hice was one of the 
noblest of men and that the mounment to his memory 
ri-sted in the hearts of the pharmacists of the eonntry. 

Prof. VirRil Coldentz made a formal transfer of the 
monument to the general committee of the board of 
trnstees of the Pharmaoopoeial convention, and de- 
scribed the archilecinral feiitnri-s of the monument. In 
the base of the mi;niimenl. he said, was n copper box 
<'ontaiiiing a statement of the object of the memorial, 
the names of the members of the memorial and monu- 
ment committee*", and the ilonors to the mem")rial fund. 
Tlie bo.\ also c"Mitains a copy of a translation from "ini' 
of the oldest Hin<Ioo no<'ms by one "if Dr. Uic"-"s former 
Sanscrit students. Miss Kiiilolph. of Cleveland. Ohio. 

Charles K. Dchnie "if I{altim"ire. Kwen Mclntyre. 
the ol"l"-si living fra"luate of the .\. Y. C. P. and a lif" 
hing friend of Dr. Uice. and Dr. H. M. Whelpley of St. 
I.ouis, in the order name<l. nnide short addrt>s.ses, each 
iittestini: his appre<-iation of the. noble character of the 
remarkable man whose fame. Mr. Dolime stalled, '•woulil 
l>e for"><T perpeluiiteil l,y the v.ihimes of the (ilh, 7;h 
and 8tli di'i-ennial ri'visiuns of the Phanmic-opoeia." 
"Inteirer Vitae," a selection from the Odes of Horace, 
in the orisinal I.,atin, sung by the quartette, concluded 
the eiereises. 

Till- monument, built und<-r the direction of the nn^ 
moritti i-ommittee of the 1'. S. Phhrmacopoeial conven- 
tion, is of Rarre Kninite, "-lassie in f"irm, and measures 
C',.j feet by .'1 feet 11 inches at the base, and 5 feet 8 
ineheH in heiirht. TIhti' are two bases, the se<-<ind bear- 
ii!g on the fnmt side the mime ••ftice'^ in raisetl letters. 
On the back "tf the iiHinumenl are two panels separated 
by a wreath and an inverli'<l torch carved in relief. 
The front panel biiim this iiiscripti"in: •'Charh's l(ii'i>. 
Ph. D.. Ibirn. O.-lolsr «. I.H^II. Di.-.l May i:i. 1!HH. 
Kreclol by his friemls in eraleful appn-ciation of his 
eiiiin<-nt serviceii to ine"licine ami pharmai-y." 



iiimpromised by takinc one wi-ek to think it orer. but 
that time liaa pDHxed lindini; him adheriDK to hi* oriKioal 
intent. 

The apiKiiutmi'iit "if a man t>i suece<Hl Mr. Fabor 
now devolves up"iii Pr"'Hiil"Mit .Mbert H. Ilriiinlatse and 
probably will be from the (Jermuii .\potli<iaries' S<K-iely. 
Who will li"' selecteil is iiiK-ertain. though Charlea 8. 
Krb, l-'eli.T Hiisi-man. uml several "itliers :ire mentioned. 
Mr. F.ib<-r iuis reiiuesteil Dr. Rriin<lni:e to huaten the 
nppointiiient. .\n election will then have to l>o held for 
a aecri'tary to take up Mr. Fal>er"s dutieti, and Dr. 
(leorcc C. Diekman will in all pmbability lie selected. 

Mr. l-'alier Inld the Kra that he resit;ne"l b«-»-HUse he 
was dissalistieil with the workings of the board and to 
•.rive himself nior<- leisure. The letter to the l>oard will 
not be made public until the resignation has been finally 
acted upon. Mr. I'aber has w")rk*'d hard and earnestly 
liotli as ;;'n<-r.'il seretary "if ih"- Slate )H>ar<l from tho 
beRinniiiK "if its "l<ities in 1!Nll until his with"lrawnl in 
favor of Warren L. Bradt of .Vllmny. early this year, 
and as secretary of the eastern branch. 



WHERE ARE THOSE COMBUSTIBLE REGULA- 
TIONS? 

Where are those new combustible regulations that 
were prepared by the inir.iicipal explosives commission 
after a conference with the wholesale and retail drug- 
cists? Mayor Ixiw has hud them bi-fore him for hi-t 
siiniature for a long time now. .Vn illustration of the 
i|Ueer iiietli">ds of Commissioner Murray of the 6re de- 
partment: 

Sidney Fabor appli*-"! for a permit specifying, amons 
other things, benzine. na|iilia and gasoline. He sent in 
his fee of .^'J. He learneil that the permit was grautiM 
but it "lid not appear. lie ilemandc"! it and was aston- 
ished to Ic.irn that it had bi-i-n delivered to him by a 
•■fireman." He insisted "in minting the tirenian. but no 
"Uie in authority ""iiild remember who it was. I'pnii 
insisting further he was sent a pajKT, that might answ"-r 
for a voucher for the lost pcTiiiit and which hail nppen"le<I 
a permit form not containing benzine, naptha or gaso- 
line. .Vnd paint stores in his neighlMirhood are selling 
it promiscuously. Mr. Falier promises to find out yet 
what \V"'iit wrong with his permit. 



SIDNEY FABER RESIGNS FROM BOARD. 

SiH-retary Si"lni-y I'alMT has n-signe"l from iIm- F.asi- 
iTii br;iii"-h of the iHianl of phanna"-y. Tlo- n-Nignnlinii 
wn« n big Kiirprise lo the oiIiit members, t"i \vh"ini it 
wa* aiinoiiiic<fl In a U-iter giving hiii reaHons, at the 
regulor monthly meeting of tlu' braii"'li. last win-k. Mr. 
Faber «n» tirg'-.l t"i ri-i'onsiiler his reHlgiialinii. He 



THE OWL A LA BUNYAN. 

Wm. U. Laird, druggist of Jersey City, and his 
wife are home aftiT a mmli eiijoyml trip to California. 
They passed through the Kansas flood district at for- 
tunate times. Mr. I.air was ask">d if he saw anything 
of phariiiiH-eiltical inl)>rest. His imiui>i>r of telling 
makes one think of the style of Bunynn 

'•I found that they have a retail drug clerks' onion 
in Sail Francif-co." said Mr. Lainl. "It belongs to 
the I'iMleration of Labor. I also learne<l that they hav.- 
a Rchediile of prices tloT"' aii"l the only store that doe-f 
not follow that schediih' is one they call the •Owl.' 

••I walketl up the slri'i't aiiil saw a great many peo- 
|ile in front <if this Ow| ami 1 stopped to see what was 
the matter and I saw a man walking up and down l>e- 
fore the store and calling out; 

"This sliir"' is not in sympathy with union labor. 
It a<lv"'rtlsi>s the best g"iods and the cheai>"'st prices in 
the city and there is not another store in town that 
docs not have the same goods at the same prices. Do 
not buy at a store that Is not a frii-nd of union labor. 

•'.\ piilii'"-inan Moml there as if I") guard the niaK, 



July 16, 1903.] 



NEWS DEPARTMENT. 



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l>ut it may be that he would have stopped him if he 
said too much. The clerks were all looking out at the 
windows. Not many people went in. That man would 
not have done that long in the East." 



A HEAVY LOAD FOR NEW JERSEY DRUGGISTS. 

The condition of Jersey druggists has never been 
made any better by nearness to competition in New York 
City. Anything like good prices cannot, of course, be 
maintained, but when a New York retail pharmacy 
sends to every housekeeper in the Northern part of the 
State such as the following the load is too heavy to 
bear: 

June 25th. 

"We think it will interest you to know that we have 
arranged to deliver goods direct to your town. The 
delivery will be made free of charge on the day fol- 
lowinK the receipt of the i>rder. 

"We thus bring to ynur door the most completely 
equipped drug store in New York City. 

"S'ou will be cli.^rged the same prices upon mail 
orders as if you bought in person. 

"Any excess in your remittance will be returned 
to you liy the next mail. 

"We assume that you know our store. We will 
not, theiofore. talk of prices, quality or methods. 

"Thi.s letter simply to teH you about the free deliv- 
ery to your town. That is new; the rest of our story 
ijr old. 

"We invite questions by letter. A «De cent postal 
card may save you a dollar." 

Your very truly. 



This innovation, if it proves to carry trade away 
fr.im the New Jersey druggists, will have to be met 
with lower prices. 



AMENDMENT UNCONSTITUTIONAL SAYS 
COUNSEL. 

The dispute in the Manhattan Ph. A. over the 
legality of the proceedings by which the salary of the 
secretary was raised from $100 to .$200, after a published 
proposed amendment to make the salarj' |150, will prob- 
ably be amicably settled. 

The contention by one party, it will be remembered 
■was that the amendment could not be adopted in any 
other than its published form, while .-inother party as- 
serted that it could under parliamentary usage. Presi- 
dent Charles S. Erb supported the- bitter claim. Bitter- 
uess arose and finally; at the last meeting- thfr legal 
committee was instructed, by- vote, to consult the f.3^ 
sociatiou's counsel, Cantwell & Moore. 

Messrs. Erb. Secretary S. V. B. Swann, George E. 
Schweinfurth and V. O. Collins visited the lawyers. Mr. 
Cantwell said emphatically that the proceeding was 
unconstitutional and that parliamentary law had noth- 
ing to do with it. The constitution was the law iiud 
protection of tfie members, he said, and the secretary's 
salary is still $100. 

At the September meeting a new amendment for 
.$l."i0 will probably be proposed as tltuugh there had 
been no former one, and will be voted on at the October 
meeting. But party lines have been drawn and there 
is much conjecture as to the fate of the amendment. 
There is no denial that Secretary Swann, whose work 
is of the highest order, amply earns a great deal more 
than he receives, but the treasury, it is asserted, does 
not warrant payment of a high salary. 



NEW YORK NOTES. 

Seen down town: E. A. Gilliland, assistant hu.ver 

for the Spurlock-Neal Co.,: Nashville., Tenn., dropped 
around from Boston on his way to Philadelphia. John 
Ferguson of Ferguson Bros., Philadelphia, was a dru;; 
trade caller. William P. Redington of Rtnlingiton i^ 
Co., San Francisco, stopped here on his way home from 
Europe, where Re lias been since early March. He left 



his family in Paris. Mr. Thompson, stockman of East- 
ern Drug Co., Boston; Mr. Wray of Wray Drug Co., 
Yonkers; E. Martin, Millington, Tenn.; It. L. Palmer, 
Atlanta; Luin B. Switzer, Southport, Conn.; A. E. 
Pickard, Roslyn, L. I.; R. C. Tuthill, Middletown, N. Y., 
who came loaded with trout caught on a fishing trip; 
F. L. Selby, Selby & Reed, Martin's Ferry, O.; W. L. 
Cliffe and Dr. N. H. Saxman, Philadelphia. 

As soon as a derelict association president or two 

are heard from with their appointments Vice-President 
S. V. B. Swann of the State Ph. A., will call a meetiUiC 
composed of three members from each of the local 
societies to organize for the entertainment of tlie State 
meeting at Brighton Beach next June. The fifteen 
committeemen will be organized with chairman, secre- 
tary, treasurer and sub-committees, and their names 
will be printed in the proceedings of tlie last meeting. 
This is starting right because it is starting early. 
• — — Albert E. Johnson, a former Detroit druggist and 
graduate of the Detroit C. P., called iu the city on his 
wa.r to Detroit to visit his aged father who is ill. Mr. 
Johnson went to Cuba shortly after the declaration of 
war against Spain, enlisting as a hospital steward. 
After the close of hostilities he received his discharge, 
locating in the province of Pinar del Rio, where he 
married and where he is now engaged in raising to- 
bacco on his big plantation. 

W. F. Rex, a New York C, P. '01 boy, is spending 

his vacation from medical studies at Cornell in working 
at the Kaaterskill pharmacy, Kaaterskill, N. Y. He 
was a city scholarship winner. Clifford J. Vars, an- 
other '01 boy, came down from Hornellsville where he 
is in his father's store, for a few days' visit. Roy Duck- 
worth, 'OS, is in Caswell, Massey & Co.'s prescrip- 
tion department Newport. 

Some vacations: J. J. McEntee, Caswell, Massey 

& Co.'s book-keeper at 1122 Broadway; William K. 
Driver, of the Park Avenue Prescription Pharmacy, is 
at home in London, Ont, Can. Hiram Schwartz, of the 
Long Acre pharmacy, is in Chicago. Meyer Blum, J. 
N. Hegeman & Co., 1218 Broadway, is in Albany. Al- 
bert F. Veider, of Kellogg & Co., 1031 Sixth avenue, is 
in Lyons. N, Y. 

Drugi Trade Club guests — H. N. Voigt, Chatta- 
nooga; George Read Voigt, Jefifersouville, Ind. ; Sam 
Snarreiiberg, Cincinnati; E. Kircher, Cincinnati; W. H. 
JLmold^ Cliicago; Mr. and Mrs. John P. Cobb, Kansas 
rity-. 

Business ineresrses compelled the Bioplasm Com- 

pauy trt mere friHii. the St. J.tmes Building to the whole- 
sale <ims distriet. Their offices are at 100 William 
street. 

G. H. Ankerson. druggist at Park and Prospect 

avenues. Mount Vernon, and his charming wife recently 
entertained man.v friends at their wooden wedding. 

Wanted: To know why there are only four drug 

stores on Broadway from Chambers street to Four- 
teenth street, more than thirty blocks. 
Joseph Lascoft", with Leon J. Lascoff. 1228 Lex- 
ington avenue, is back from his wedding trip receiving 
congratulations. 

B. P. Lesher, manager of the Greenawalt Drug 

Co., Broadway, is in Pennsylvania mountains iu search 
of health. 



PROTAK is a definite chemical product, formed hy the 83m- 
thesis of tannic acid with nucleo-proteid. It is entirely in- 
soluble in the stomach and its astringent properties are not 
obtained until it reaches the intestines, where the diarrhea exists. 
It is the only astringent known that can be given to children and 
bottle-fed infants without impairing digestion or interfering with 
the digestive functions of the stomach. We have special induce. 
ments to offer for introducing it to your physicians. Write for 
particulars, giving us a correct mailing list of your physicians. 



H. K. MITLFORD COMPANY, 



FhUadelphU. 



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THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



IJUly 16, VM> 



Aclolpli WiTiiiT has miccenled T. E. Unvii-s at &43 

Thinl nvoinio. 



AKOOND SYRACUSE. 

The SjT.ii-iis^e P. A. lins issiK-J n Mno book contniii- 

inir tlio constitution and liy-laws unci otlKT intereRtlnc 
infornintion nbout the aMocintion and its work There 
are sixty-six nierobors, ten of whom live in the surround- 
inir townn. The object* are: The encouragement of 
Rood fellowship, the discussion of questions for general 
good and advancement of the calling, to estubllHh a scale 
of prices, to conduct business for mutual benefit and the 
ndvaniage of members. The agreement, signed by all 
the members, is very binding, and provides for the for- 
feiture of $25 for its infraction. 

Druggists are taking their vacations as rapidly as 

possible. One at a time is the rule for every store as 
help is scarce. Holden Pratt of Weston & Cook, is at 
the Thousand Islands. fJeorge E. Thorpe will leave in 
a few days with his family for Michigan, where they 
will spend several weeks. C. G. Soldau, of Soldan & 
Hubbard, has returned from the North woods. R. E. 
Horner, with the same firm, will spend his vtcation at 
his cottage on (Jneida Lake. Mrs. Robert Bodden will 
spend a time at Asbury Park. 

G. Frank Curtis of Curtis Bros., Cazenovia drug- 
gists, has gone to Tacoma, Washington, where he will 
assist his brother in putting up big coal houses in various 
cities along the I'acific co.ist. Curtis Bros, own valu- 
able coal mines and have "struck it rich' as the saying 
Boes. 

Dr. H. H. Pringsheim, who for a year past has 

been a chemist in the employ of the Solvay Process Co., 
has resigne<l to become a lecturer in the department of 
chemistry at Harvard. 

The marriage of T. Fred Williams, a Clyde drug- 
gist, and Sliss Mabel Medrick of Lyons, will be per- 
formed at Grace Cuurcli, Lynns, on Tuesd.ny, August 4. 



ROUND ABOUT BUFFALO. 

The Westi-rn divisinn of ilic lin.-ird of pharmacy, nt 

Jamestown. July 7, grunted licenses to: Pharmacists — 
Peter G. I'.rouwer, Buffalo; Carl J. Nies, Salamanca; 
Joseph 11. Taylor. Buffalo. Druggists — Ralph B. Ayls- 
worth. Leo A. Borget. Otto E. Tannhauser, Fred S. 
GrotJHU. William Naish, Louis Josi'phs, William R. 
Schooley. all of Buffalo; Jjiwrence L. Stevenson. 
Niagara Falls; Justus W. Gram, Rochester. Granted 
licenses on exchange for old ones — C. A. Swanson, 
Jamestown; E. A. Swanson, Jamestown; W. C. Kiddell, 
BntTnlo. 

Says a Buffalo daily of Thommas Stoddart: "Mr. 

Thomas Stoddart hasn't accepted a Democratic tender 
of n Repnblicnn noinination. The Courier says he is 
■tnking his i.wri liiiie.' Thai is what he is eiititleil to 
lake. Mr. Stoddart is good enough timber for a higher 
iiffii'e than treasurer. He may well consider whether 
that offii-e is a step or a shelf. Jlr. StfMldart is useful 
in the Council at present. There's more to do there, 
for n prrigressive ami i-nergeiic man, than within the 
limits of the treasurer's ofTlce." 

A ciinllagratioii which slart<'d in one of the hall- 

wayn r.f the building occupie<l by the Empire State 
I •rug Co. on the erening of July 4, causeil ii loss of 
fJ.rtH) to the stock, fully covered by insurance. 

S. Ii<iliiirt Dorr, formerly with (^'iirson's pharmacy 

!■ now Willi J. II. Ilnriiiii, ftii-a and Miisicn streets. 
W. «'. Itl.l.l. - 1...H in the employ of C. J. Dwyer, KIk 



FROM JERSEY XOWnS. 

The New Jirsfv Im.ird of pharmacy lays riaiitt 

to having more luxurious and elegant examination sur- 
roundings than any board in the Union. They use tb» 
assembly chamber at the State Capitol at Trenton. 
It contains sixty desks arranged like the spokes of a 
half wheel. Rich easy chairs are at every desk and 
there is a broad gallery, where the member* may walk 
and look down on the candidates, and retiring roomir 
and all of the other conveniences enjoyed by the State 
Solons. 

Mayor Fagan of Jersey City, has bad t confereno- 

■with the police commissioners in reference to opening 
free dispensaries for the summer and it is probable that 
they will be opened about July 15, in various drug stores. 
They will be under the supervision of the police commis- 
sioners and in charge of a physician. 

The Pacific Coast Borax Co., Bayonne, gave an 

outing to its employes recently. There was an excur- 
sion to Whitestone, L. I., where there were base ball 
and other athletic contests. The New York Letter 
Carriers' Band furnished the music and there were 350 
persons in the crowd. 

Thomas G. Graham, manager for William R. Laird. 

503 Jersey avenue, Jersey City, has gone for a long 
expected trip of two months to the land of his boyhood, 
Ireland. Thomas Anderson, clerk for J. E. Moore. 154 
Newark avenue, Jersey City, is another vacationist 
on the "old sod." 

Burglars entered two drug stores in PlainfielJ in 

one day. E. S. F. Randolph's store in North avenue 
was entered while the sun was high and $1C was takei> 
from the till. "Sagle's pharmacy was also honored with 
a visit. 

The store of the late W. H. Kinsella. Paterson. 

is now operated by the new Kinsella Drug Co., ii» 
which are interested his daughter and his brother C. 
P. Kinsella. 

Colgate & Co., stir up the real estate sharps in 

New Jersey every few days by purchase of land. Three 
different parcels adjoining their factory were recent 
acquisitions. 

R.Tyonno and Elizabeth druggists are all ready for 

that ball game. Strauss. Whitehead and Landell have 
been playing on the Ministers' team lately and are in 
fine fettle. 

A woman who took aconite instead of headache 

me<licine left this mundane sphere. It was a mistake 
on her part — mistake in the medicine. 

"Worse than the opium habit" say Jersey City 

merchants of tnuling stamps and all classes of retailer* 
are combining against them. 

John E. Waterton, druggist at 419 Grove street. 

Jersey City, is seriously ill. His recovery is anxiously 
hoped for by many friends. 



of St.Hldart Bnx 
■ •Miiilry. 



is enjoying a 



One Month Free. 

M. P. Gould Co., drug store and medical adver- 
tisers, in the Bennett BIdg.. New York City, are offer- 
ing to give one retail druggist in each locality a new- 
system of advert isiiig for $■■'.(•<> a jnonth. They furnish 
profitable (•"ipy for newspaper advertising, booklets, cir- 
culars, painphli-ts. letters, blotters, announcements, store^ 
placards, wiinliiw signs, street oar canls. locals, and all 
other forms uf advertising. 

As a special offer to druggists sending in the coupon 
cut from their advert isenniit in this issue, they will 
mail their new puinplilet explaining this new system, 
and if, after learning nil about it. you contract for the 
nystem, they will ere<lit you with f2.iV> to pay for th<> 
first niontli's service. Sending in this <-ou|>on does not 
oliligat4> you to contract for this svstem. Write them 
for a large descriplire pamphlet. 



July 16, 1903.] 



NEWS DEPARTMENT. 



69 



NEW ENGLAND. 



RHODE ISLAND. 



Chester E. Tracy. Everett; Arthur E. Best, Roxbury; 
Frank P. Lombard, Cambridge. 

There were 80 candidates examined. There will 
be no examinations until fall. 



Semi-Annual Meeting of the State Association, Annual 

Outing, and Meeting of Board of Pharmacy All 
at Once. 

Providence, K. I.. .Tiily 14.— The Rhode Island Ph. 
A., held its regular semi-annual meeting and its twenty- 
ninth annual outing at the Warwick Club, near Provi- 
dence, on July 8. The attendance was the largest in 
the history of the association, the members and their 
giiests numbering 70. At the same time and place the 
Rhode Island C P. held its first annual meeting. 

President Gilbert I.. I'arker presided at the meeting 
of the R. I. Ph. A. Edward T. Coltou of Providence, 
was admitted to membership and then after a session 
lasting two minutes the meeting adjourned. 

Immediatel.v afterwards the annual meeting of the 
R. I. C. P. was called to order by President James 
O'Hare. The treasurer reported all bills paid and a 
balance of more than .$800. The report of the faculty 
showed that during the year eight.v-three regular and 
six special students had been enrolled. The graduating 
class numbered twelve. 

William O. Blanding of Providence, a member of the 
corporation, offered to establish a scholarship, the win- 
ner of which will be enabled to take a post graduate 
course and qualify himself for the degree of Ph. G. 
The offer was accepted. 

The following board of trustees was elected for the 
year: James O'Hare, Providence; A. W. Claflin, Provi- 
dence; C. A. Gladding. Providence, A. J. Johnson, Jr.. 
Pawtucket: W. O. Blanding. Providence; S. W. Himes. 
Phenix; Enoch W. Vars, Niantie: A. W. Fenner. Provi- 
dence; F. A. Jackson. Woonsocket; B. F. Downing. 
Newport; H. .\. Pearce. Providence; George C. Lyon, 
Providence; E. P. Anthony, Providence; Geo. S. Mor- 
gan. Pawtucket; P. J. Gaskin. Valley Falls. The board 
must meet within ten da.vs and choose officers. 

After voting its thanks to President O'Hare for his 
work in behalf of the institution the meeting adjourned 
and the members entered the dining hall to join their 
fellow druggists in discussing an excellent dinner. Fol- 
lowing the dinner a determined, but unsuccessful at- 
tempt was made to coax and then force N. F. Reiner. 
H. L. Swindells and Treasurer Daggett into making 
speeches. 

The committee in charge of the outing were H. L. 
Swindells, Providence: A. W. Howe, Providence, and 
N. F. Reiner. North Prov;de:iee. 

The board of pharmacy re-elected Norman M. Ma- 
son of Providence, president and Howard A. Pierce of 
the same city, as secretary and registrar. 



SOME MORE DRUGGISTS m BAY STATE. 

Boston. .July 14. — Those who passed the Massachu- 
sets board during June were: Peter G. Chagaruly, 
Lowell; Reuben Harris, Boston; Charles L. Hetfner, 
Cambridge; Saul Han-is. Boston; Cliflord S. Hunt. 
Worcester; Edward Edwards. Somerville; Albert W. 
Kidder. Cambridge; Andrew W. McConnell, Worcester: 
Frank W. Ring. Charlestown; James A. Bird. Cam- 
bridge: James H. Carr. Clinton; Walter M. Coombs. 
Bath, Me.; Donald J. Grenier. Worcester: John .T. Mad- 
den. Worcester; Walter H. Newton, Gloucester; George 
B. Gunn. L'xbridge; Warren B. Wilson. Dorchester; 
Francis J. Barry, Beachmont; Howard D. Brewer. 
Worcester; Frank C. Brockclman. So. Boston; William 
G. Brooks, Wollaston; Frank N. Jaques. Newburyport; 



FROM THE BAY STATE. 



From Wild West Drug Clerks to Soda Fountains. — 
Changes and Fires. 

By the term of the will of Andrew G. Weeks. 

his widow and children receive the bulk of his property. 
There are bequests of $1,000 to the St. Luke's Home 
for Convalescents, Roxbury; and the same amount to 
Emmanuel Church, Boston. .?20,000 is to he held in 
trust by Andrew G. Weeks, a son, for the benefit of 
a sister at whose death the principal is to be paid to 
the widow, Mrs. Harriet P. Weeks, wno now receives 
one-third of the residue of the state, while the other 
two-thirds go to the children — Warren B. P. Weeks, 
Andrew G. Weeks and Mrs. S. Reed Anthony. 

A drug clerk whom most employers would not 

care to have is Joseph Becker, a young German who 
has been employed in Klein's drug store, Boylston and 
Tremont streets, Boston. When shutting-up time came 
the other morning, the cash box showed a deficit of 
$50. which one of the partners accused Becker of taking. 
The young man cooly drew a revolver and fired it at 
his accuser, but the shot hit the soda fountain. The 
man was sentenced to serve three months for larceny, 
and a like term for the shooting. He appealed. 
Fire recently caused damage of $1,000 in the base- 
ment of Green's drug store, Springfield, where was 
stored a quantity of alcohol, bay rum, etc. It is thought 
that the fumes of these things ignited when L. W. 
Knight, a clerk, went into the basement with a light. 
He was burned, but not seriously. The loss is covered 
by insurance. 

George H. Packard, a Boston drug clerk, is a vol- 
untary petitioner in bankruptcy, having debts to the 
amount of $511 and assets of only $25. E. H. Shortes, 
a Maiden drug clerk, also is in bankruptcy, owing al- 
most $1,500 and having no assets at all. 

Friend of Patrick Andrew Cunningham, of Travis 

& Cunningham, South Framingham, are congratulating 
him on his recent marriage to Miss Annie Teresa Con- 
don of the same town. Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham 
went away on a short wedding journey. 
Ward Rees. the junior partner of A. W. Hitch- 
cock, a veteran druggist in Westfield. has bought the 
senior partner's interests. His advanced years decided 
Mr. Hitchcock to go out of business. H. C. Brackett, 
of Huntington, is to be chief clerk. ' 

While J. A. M. Richards, a Fall River druggist, 

was standing near the soda fountain in his store, re- 
cently, a stray bullet was fired through the transom, 
burying itself in the woodwork. Narrowly missed 
his cranium. 

B. O. & 6. C. Wilson, old-time Boston chemists 

and botanic druggists, have just installed a large soda 



Eff. Lithia Tablets 

Send for sample and special net prices on our car- 
ton package Aluminum Cap Bottles with your name 
on them. __„ _„» 

Our Tablets made by a new process are very sat- 
isfactory. 

BILLINGS CLAPP COMP.^NY, Boston, Mass. 



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THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



I hilv IG, 1903. 



fountain n* n feature of tlieir now place of buaincas 
at id CiinnI siroet. n radical departure for them. 

A can of chlorate of potash oxplodt-d at H. & J. 

Brewer's drug store in Springfield, and an alarm was 
rung In. As the result, it in asserted, of setting the 
oheniicala in the hot sun. The fire was slight. 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Miller, whoso marriage was a 

June event, have relumed from their wedding trip and 
hare gone to houseVeeping in I.enoi. where Mr. Miller 
is manager of the Hag.vard pharmacy. 
Joseph Touhey, druggist. Kail Hirer, recently en- 
tertained a jolly company of other druggists and phys- 
icians at his summer cottage. Following dinner, all 
hands played base-ball. 

Irving -V . Darling, proprietor of the Elm pharmacy 

in West Springfield. Iiiih purchased a desirable home, 
and will bring hi\ family down from Turners Falls. 
Ralph Fnrnuni of I'xbridge, has been given a posi- 
tion as clerk for Caswell. Massey & Co., the New York 
drug firm, in their Newport. R. I., store. 

W. S. Forbiush. druggist in Teele Square, West 

Somerville. has been enjoying a vacation trip to various 
places in Maine. 

A new store will be opened at South Acton, by 

Frank II. Williird. who lumes fn>m Lebanon. X. II. 



FROM MAINE. 
Because the courts in Haugor announced that sen- 
tences of imprisonment would be imposed on druggists 
convicted of illegal sales of liquor, the trade have agreed 
not to have .nny liquors in stix-k at all and not to even 
fill physicians" i)rescripiions calling for liquors or spirits. 
The druggists are not renewing their United States tax 
tH-rtificates. for to do so may be construed by the court 
as evidenct that they intend to sell liquors. On the 
other hand, if a drugiaist is now caught he is liable not 
only to sentence from the local court but to prosecution 
by the Government. 

At the last examination of the board of registration, 

the following passed: Waller M. Coombs. Bath; E. 
R. Bowers. I.ewiston; Richanl O. Raymond. Cumber- 
land Mills: J. l'. Beckwith. S4IC0; W. I). Anderson. 
I'ortland: Eugene C. Webb and E. F. Carswell. Port- 
Und: J. R. Kittre<lge, R.>cklaiul: E. O. (ioodale. Fnl- 
moulh. Mass; f;i-<irge H. Uunn. I'xbridge, Mass. 

Thomas O'Brien, for several years cmploye»l at 

Woodman's drug store in WembriM>k. has l>euiken him- 
self to the Gardner Drug Co., Boston. Eniest Files. 
recent graduate from the me<lical department in Bow- 
doin College, has entered the employ of H. M. Wilshire, 
iiorham. 

As the result of a li<iuor raid upon the store of 

William Holland. Portland, the proprietor and 1i!b 
clerk were asked to come into court to explain a few 
things. John llatiimonil. Portland, also experienceil a 
recent raid. Ilis case was continuiHl. 
E. J. Forbes, the North l>eering druggist, is ill. 



A Throat a Mile Long. 
Everybody wislies his throat was a mile long when 
drinking the delicious, refreshing beverage Coca Cola. 
Every year since the intro<luclion of this drink it has 
Kaiiied in popularity throughout iIk' country. No foun- 
tain bi-verngi- Increased in public favor more rapidly: 
If you do not ill«penHe it, ynu Hlmuld order at once, as 
nn drink will draw any more customers to your fountain. 
AddrvM The C<ica Coin Co., Atlanta, Chicago, r>a<Uis, 
I'hilndelidila, or !»• .Vngilen. 



PENNSYLVANIA. 



THOSE OLD LAWS. 

Poor Wilkinaburg in Throes of a Funny Dispute Between 
Goody Goodies and Druggists. 

Pittsburg. July 14. — .Much interest is being given 
to the agitation that has been going on for weeks in 
our neighboring borough of Wilkingburg. divided only 
from us by a paved street. 

In tlie old ilays of the Pennsylvania constitution, 
shelvet) in 187"J, a special law forbade the sale of in- 
toxicating liquors within the then township of Wilkins. 
Wllkinsburg. situate within that territory, is a residen- 
tial neighborhood, somewhat "uppish" in inhabitants, 
and "gofKly-giKidy." Among ils people there Is a ct>n- 
siderable element that is arrayed against any such 
wordly thing as merchandising on Sunday, even though 
men and animals die of thirst. Hence the election two 
.vcars ago of a "blue-belly" burgess who kept the town 
in constant agitation. Last February another like him 
was elected. 

A month ago all druggists and purveyors of fruits, 
confections and soda water were notified that they 
would meet the utmost penalties of the law — $25 and 
cost.s — if they dared to sell .soda water or any thing 
else that slakes the thirst of the ungoaily on the Sab- 
bath. Some clo.sed, but commonly the notice was ig- 
noreil and the ignorers were arre»te<l and fined. Aa 
the magistrates have summary jurisdiction, ftiere was 
no altcrnatire but to pay. Then the druggists held a 
meeting: organized to test this worm-eaten law. They 
also resolved to apply the law nf negatiriii to the inhab- 
itants for the purpose of arousing indignation, and 
closed tlieir places on the following Siindtiy, No drinks, 
no mwlicines, no cigars, were sold in Wilkinsburg. 
Those who had not provided themselves on Saturday 
had to deny themselves or come into the city to secure 
them. Thus, while the local druggists were willy nilly 
closed up. tlieir neighbors over the municipal line were 
flourishing. 

But to see customers driven nwny in wholesale wa« 
too much. Petitions were prepared and matomrrw \rm 
do not think it a sin to breathe im the first diry of 
the week were asked to sign. They ditl so t«> tttn r»- 
tent of substantially .'^> int cent, of tlw adtik popnla- 
tion. Then a joint meeting of ilruggisls and de«e«n« 
was hi'ld. .\rguinenls were maile. fails were citi-d. 
illustrations drawn and proplio<'ics eiiuncinte<t. Tlien 
a new factor developed in some of the merchants who 
handle cigars and found that their sales on Saturday 
night had materially increased since the drug stort>s had 
been closed on Sunday. Ileiii'e these were opposed, as 
members of the church board, to any compromise. 

That's the story of how iuleresting it is to Seep 
n drug store in the town of Wilkinsbnrg. whicli com- 
merciiilly and socially is a portion of the ungodly city 
of Pitlsburg. 



BOARD OF CENSORS FOR EDITOR. 

Philadelphia. July 11.— 'The regular monthly meet- 
ing of the P. A. U. 1>. was held on July 10. The 
grave members were altired principally in their shirt 
slwves because of the exi-essive heat. A goodly num- 
ber Kigiiiil the register and the mei>ling lacked none of 
the vim and snap usually displaye<l. 

.\ii ovation was givi'o Chairinan ClilTe of the leg- 
islative coinniittee who. backeil by the P. .\. R. !>., 
received the appointment to the pharmacy board. .\ 
minute of thanks was adopinl for transmUsIou to Gov- 
ernor Pciinypacker. The governor had been told that 



July 16, 1903.] 



NEWS DEPARTMENT. 



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a certain senator would vouch for Mr. Cliffe as "all 
right." "True," said the governor, "but what does 
Senator know about pharmacy?" 

The executive committee reported six applications 
for membership, one of them being au old member who 
had dropped out. The financial secretary reported a 
balance of nearly $800. 

The editor of the association's newspaper, selected 
from the executive committee, has heretorfore been al- 
lowed full responsibility, but a new amendment to 
The by-laws has changed this and makes it obligatory 
for the editor to submit all material to the committee 
as a board of censors. Mr. Struiik. the former editor, 
is succeeded by H. C. Blair. 

President I<eedom announced that Messrs. Lowe. 
•Cliffe, Potts, Stiles and Baer would act as delegates 
to the American Ph. A. 



ABSOLUTELY DESTITUTE OF ACERBITY. 

I'lii'.ii(l(l|ilii:i. .Tilly 14. — The executive (i>iiiniitti'e 
of the P. A. R. D. through its chairman, Mr. Potts, 
takes sharp exception to the article published in tiie 
Era of July 9. As the meetings of the committee have 
■ever been provocative of harmony, it is a grave mistake 
to insinuate that any of their gatherings have t)een 
lacking that necessary adjunct. The committee feel that 
they know the source of information and Inspiration 
and think it in bad taste that, after tne controversy 
had been given careful attention, the wholesaler should 
""speak hi.^ little piece." The subject matter as well 
51S the m.Tn referred to are so well known that there is 
no question about the authenticit.v of the interview. 
One thing the committee does insist: Their meetings 
are always harmonious aud absolutely destitute of 
acerbity. 



OTHER HAPPENINGS. 

— ■ — One of the Philadelphia schedule signers opened a 
new store on the national birthday, and celebrated its 
<>stablishment by making a vigorous "cut" along the 
lines of the list. It made quite a noise in the neighlxir- 
liood. principally among his competitors, but was stopped 
the day followingi It was long enough to bring several 
inquiries to the schedule committee — why if one man 
should have a special day, i. e.. bargain day, why should 
not others be allowed the same privilege? 

A druggist in West Philadelphia who is fortunate 

<tr unfortunate enough to be opposite a large church 
institution that cares for the aged, was surprised to re- 
■ceive a deputation from the board of managers. Their 
visit was to give notice that then and thereafter he was 
forbidden to sell anything to any of the inmates, for any 
purpose whatever. He is wondering why. as are many 
•of his friends and acquaintances. Will he have to obey? 

.To.scph A. Heintzelman, Jr., Philadelphia, was the 

victim of three footpads a few evenings ago. He was 
going along the North College Wall when a knight of 
the road asked him the time. As he told him his watch 
was snatched. Being something of an athlete he tried 
to punish the man, but two confederates came to his 
assistance, the result being more losses and a bruised 
head. 

Druggist Fry of Eighth and Catharine streets. 

Philadelphia, had a call for ice cream soda a short 
time ago from a couple who were apparently transients. 
While the girl drank hers, the young man tried to add 
zest to a really good glass by drawing a revolver and 
shooting her in the back. She's just out of the hospital, 
the gunner is under bail and Druggist Fry is a witness. 

Vigorous improvements and alterations are going on 

at Eleventh and Arch streets. Philadeliihia. for fteorge 
C Taggart's new store; at Tenth and Arch streets. 



where Dr. Brown is remodelling, and at Camac and 
Harris streets for Charles Rehfuss. 

Snellenburg's latest department store advertisement 

gives Philadelphia's ice cream soda "As fine and pure 
and refreshing as anybody sells at any price — delicious. 
Two hundred t;:ivors," at four cents a glass. 



OHIO RIVER VALLEY. 

"GREEN FIRE" WRECKS LABORATORY. 

Cleveland, July 14. — O. M. Grosse, a West side 
druggist, had a uarrow escape from death on the 
Fourth. He was mixing some "green fire" in a mortar 
— a composition almost precisely similar to that which 
blew up the Thor ammunition factory on Orange street 
two months ago and killed several people. He had 
placed a pound of chlorate of potash in the mortar, and 
was just about to add the other ingredients. There were 
three pounds of chlorate of potash and a lot of other 
explosives standing beside the mortar. Suddenly the 
chlorate for some reason began to crackle. Mr. Grosse 
and others in tlie laboratory hastily picked up the loose 
material and ran. It was just in time. The chlorate 
exploded with such force as to shatter the big mortar 
into a thousand pieces and blow the bottles, vials and 
other articles of the laboratory into an unrecognizable 
mass. Mr. Grosse was slightly cut by the flying glass. 



OHIO HAPPENINGS. 

C. B. Harper *: Co. ,if Akmii. have purchased the 

store formerly owned by E. Steinbacher, now deceased. 
It is not the intention of the new firm to do a jobbing 
business, as did its predecessors, but to conduct a first- 
class retail store. 

After an a'Bsence of several years in conducting a 

drug store in Detroit, Fred Mayer has returned to 
Cleveland and opened a store at Cedar avenue and 
Logan street, buying out E. F. Kramer, to whom he 
formerly sold. 

Thomas Ritter, a clerk employed by Benton, Myers 

& Co., wholesale druggists of Cleveland, is away on his 
wedding trip. He was married two weeks ago. 

A. T. Hambley. who has been a clerk for several 

years for Paul Feuer of Cleveland, has opened a drug 
store in Lorain. 



OUR CANADIAN LETTER. 

The Toronto branch of tlie Retail Merchants' Asso- 
ciation of Canada is making great preparations for the 
holding of a monster picnic at the Industrial Exhibition 
grounds. Toronto, on July 15. The druggists, who are 
strongly represented in the association, have the follow- 
ing members on the various committees: A. E. Walton, 
G. E. Gibbard, Isaac Curry, T. F. Carey, John Har- 
greaves, G. D. Reid, W. J. A. Carnalian, F. W. Mc- 
Lean, W. A. Kills, J. F. Taylor, G. M. Petrie, and 
George Bingham. 

Elmer E. Featherston has opened a new store in 

R. C. Balmer's old stand, Oakville. J. J. Bannon, drug- 
gist of Norwich, Ont, has assigned to T. Brown. 



]^ Put up la One Ounce Bottles Only. 



Put up la One Ounce Bottles Only. 

Powdereii Per ounce $1.00 

Pink Top Capsules Per ounce 1.00 

Tablets. 2V. grain onl.v Per ounce 1.00 

ET;,"A CI31i:CAL CO New York, U. S. A. 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL EKA. 



(July 10. li'03. 



^A 



JOUN G. liECK. 



DU. A. .T. COKNING. 



THE SOUTH. 



CALVERT DRUG CO. 

The Story of the Marvelous Growth of This Cooperative 

Buying Concern and Personal Sketches of 

Its Ofiicers. 

Baltimore, July 14. — I'haniiaeists of Baltiiii^'i' 
(ieenicil it necessary and expedient some years ago i« 
meet increasing competition and enlarge their profit 
margins. Accordingly, about six years ago the Calvert 
Drug Co. was organized by half a dozen prominent 
retailers, who secured a very liberal State charter, 
■which permitted them to deal in and manufacture all 
kinds of drugs and clieniicals, patent medicines, etc. 
The principal object was to secure the popular selling 
patent preparations nt first cost so as to be able to 
meet the prices of the cutter. 

After three years along co-operative lines the system 
of distributing goods was found unsatisfactory; one of 
the members would want certain goods, when the others 
Mere not ready to order. So the company decided to 
establish a supply house of their own. After several 
conferences twenty of the prominent stores were 
ple<lged. The charter of the Calvert Drug Co. was 
acquired and the company was reorganized on a strict- 
ly wholesale basis. At first goods were ordered in 
moUcKt (|uaiitities. The depot soon proved too smiill 
and an extension was made. But even this in a short 
time was inadetpiate and hist .Tune the present locatirui 
at .10 and .12 I.aight street was secured. It was thouglit 
thot this would do for several years, but the director.; 
DOW find that it will nut. 

The benefits are open to the entire retail drug trii.li- 
of the city: the rebate plan on goods is strictly adlien.! 
to and nrtides are dislribnted at a small margin aboM' 
cost to cover the expense of handling. .\ll busini-;- 
in done on n strictly cash bnHis. The company is maii- 
aged by a board of Beveii directors: — Dr. A. .T. Cornlnir. 
president; Kaviil H. Millard. viri>-presideiit; John (; 
Beck, general nuinagiT and treasun'r; Owen ('. Sniilh. 
••■ereinry; J.ihu B. Tliuuias, Willinui .M. Kou.h iiii'l 
Ilnrry V. I.indeman. 

I»r. Corning is n graduate of the Union C. of r 
BiiHtun, and cume to Baltimore 'Jr> years ago flu chem 

of the Baltlnioro sugiir refinery, llo later op il 

phnrmncy at Bolton onil Mrwher Ntreefs nn<l becin. 
prominently I.|enllfi«-<1 with the .K. Ph. A., the Marybm I 
P. A. , and ..Iher Im.iI|.-m. Me is a former president .1 
the Bnllitiion. U. II. A. 

I'Avld II. .Millard i» n pnisperou* and eiiergeiic 



voung pharmacist of East Baltimore, a graduate of the 
Maryland C. P., secretary of the State board of pharm- 
M y, and has a store at Collington arenoe and Bblti- 
i.ure street. 

John G. Beck, is also a graduate of the Maryland 

I ' P. lie has been very octive in local pharmaceutical 

ri'les. He is vice-president of the City Savings Bank, 

r.-sident of the Germania Country Club, president of 

..■ Baltimore R. D. A., treasurer of the Municipal 

I ..ague, treasurer of the Northeast Baltimore luiprove- 

• iit Associaliou and director in a number of other con- 

■ rns. In recognition of voluable services the stock- 

li.'lders of the Calvert company last August presented 

iM liini u magnificent chest of silver. 

Owen C. Smith, the secretary, is too, a graduate 
• if the Maryland C. P. He has been proprietor of the 
^^llre at Pennsylvania avenue and Hoffman street, since 
1S'.»7 and recently bought another pharmacy. He was 
the second secretary of the Baltimore R. D. A., chair- 
man • <( tlii- i-\i-.iiiivi- .iininiittee of the Maryland Ph. A. 
in 1000 and was elected 
secretary at the annual 
meeting in 1901, a posi- 
tion which be still holds. 
He is chairman of the 
i-M'OUtive committee of 
111.' Weilgewood Club. 

John B. Thomas is the 

Miiior member of the 

linn of Thomas & 

'I'liiinipsou. one of the 

I.. St known retail firms 

in Baltimore. His busi- 

n<ss qualities and good 

judgment have been an 

inip'iriant factor in the 

priigress of the Calvert 

OWKN r SMITH. c.uipan.v. 

Mr. Lindi'innn is a nicmber of the first branch of the 

city council and enjoys great popularity. 




TENNESSEE. 
Another wholesale ilrug concern which has just tak- 
en out articU-s of incorporation in Memphis will be 
known as the Memphis Drug Co. and will do a general 
wholesale and jobbing business with a capital of $50,- 
000. The in.drporators are K.lwin I. Handle, R. H. 
Chapman. J. It. dreer, (ieorge H. Koen. J. H. Creatli, 
and C. I). M. (ireer. all promincait Imsiness and pnv 
fessioniil men of Memphis. Mr. Uandle. who is slated 
to be at the liuad of the new concern, has held an im- 
portant piisition with the Van Vleet-Mansfield Drug Co. 
for a number of years. 




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July 16, 1903.1 



NEWS DEPARTMENT. 



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Ernest Monnier, for a number of years one of the 

leading pharmacists of Memphis, filed a petition in 
bankruptcy. Mr. Monnier"s place was right up in the 
centre of the business portion of the towu, and it was 
thought he was doing a paying business. The liabili- 
ties amounted to $5,000. The assets included $25 in 
cash. The store is closed pending action of the court. 

• The city council of Memphis is wrestling with a 

"pure food" ordinance, and the matter is receiving con- 
siderable attention on all sides. The use of adulterants 
and preservatives is positively forbidden, special atten- 
tion being given to formaldehyde. The ordinance is 
scheduled to come up for final passage in the course of 
the next week. 



PRICES CONSIDERED AT C. R. D. A. MEETING. 

Cliicago. July 14. — Druggists of Chicago this week 
received notice of the third quarterly meeting of the 
Chicago R. D. A. The meeting is to be held at the 
Northwestern University Building. Lake and Dearborn 
streets, this afternoon. The announcement recites that 
the maintenance of prices in the uptown district and 
the probabilities of establishing more satisfactory con- 
ditions in the downtown districts will be reported upon 
hy the executive board, which has been working to bring 
about the best results through the careful handling of 
a difficult problem. It is said that a strong desire is 
manifested by druggists throughout Cook county for 
closer organization and more thorough work in practical 
fo-opcrntion and that "the splendid results heretofore at- 
tained in this way are thoroughly appreciated by drug' 
gists has been demonstrated in the last few weeks in 
a way not to be misunderstood." The election of a 
president to succeed John I. Straw, resigned, will be an 
important item of business. 



NEBRASKA. 



Omaha visitors: F. A. Gaiser. manager of the 

Gauung pharmacy, Lincoln; A. W. Scott, president of 
the Colorado Ph. A., Collins, Colo.; Joseph Simecek. 
Milligan; Dr. Clark of the Clark Drug Co., Cra:g; G. 
AV. Oilman. Plattsmouth: Mr. Wallm of Anderson <S.- 
■U'allin. Wallin. la.: G. A. Pulley, Cody, Wyo.; Ed. 
Hall. Elkhorn: W. M. Tonner, for five years secretary 
of the Nebraska Ph. A.; Dr. F. Simons. Oakland: 
Creed McDaniels, manaager of the Wyoming Drug 
Co.. Rawlins, Wyo.: V. S. Taggart, Gretna: F. E. Long. 
St. Joseph, Mo.; T. P. Hickman, Linman. who was 
•on his way to his old home in Iowa. 
W. H. Tonner of Lynch, played a joke upon him- 
self by refusing to accept the appoinrment for a one 
year term as secretary of the board of pharmacy De- 
•cause he had been strongly recommended for the long 
term. Xow it develops that his appointment to the 
short term was made with the express understanding 
among the members that when the short term expired 
he should be re-appointed to the long one of Cve years. 
His declination brought to the front Messrs. Kulin ot 
Omaha. Dort of Auburn and Schupbach of Columbus, 
who had been recommended for the short term. 

Mrs. Pohl. wife of Otto Pohl of Pohl & Sheppard. 

Fremont, is visiting in Boston, H. S. Weller. sec- 
retary of the Richardson Drug Co.. Omaha, with his 
wife, are taking a two months vacation on the Pacific 
•coast. Mrs. Hermann Bauman of Grand Island, is 
visiting in Chicago. 

Oscar Damman disposed of his interest in tli. 

firm of H. Schwake & Co.. Nebraska City, to Mr. 
Schwake and will hereafter represent tlie Porter-Ry- 
•erson-Hoobler Co. of Omaha. 



D. W. Butler of Alliance, is closing out. H. L. 

Harper of Beatrice, has secured the appointment for 
the long term on the State board of examiners. J. E. 
Hill has opened at Boone, 

Homer Bowen succeeds J. C. Fraught at Phillips. 

C. W. Root of Wolbach, who recently disposed of his 
store, was in Omaha recently looking up a new loca- 
tion. 

C. F. Weller, president of the Richardson Drug 

Co., accompanied by his wife and daughter, attended 
the Colorado Ph. A. 

George H. McClintock, formerly of St, Edwards, 

has purchased the stock of R. G. McKibben, Newman 
Grove. 

L. B. Van Dyke, popular clerk for A. Huntsman, 

Hebron, married Miss Jennie M. Ball at Oglesby, 111! 
Otto Pohl of Fremont, is the first Nebraska drug- 
gist to purchase an automobile. 



Grape Juice, 

In 18C9 Dr. Welch manufactured the first unfer- 
mented grape juice put up by any one for any purpose. 
From that start of a few bottles a large industry has 
grown. 

At first there was much opposition, some said there 
could not be such a thing as "unfermented wine" as 
the product was then generally called. But after thirt.v- 
three years of steady growth the popularity of Welch's 
Grape Juice speaks for itself. 

It is refreshing to find such a product as Welch's 
Grape Juice that from the very first has held to the 
highest standard of excellence. Other food products 
have started with this idea but cheap quality competi- 
tion made them change or perhaps their manufacturers 
put a second quality of goods on the market. Not so 
with Welch's Grape Juice, no expense has been spared 
to get the best quality of grapes and to perfect the 
process of transforming the juice from the luscious 
cluster to the bottle. The effect has been to better the 
product, not to cheapen it. 

There are cheap grape juices— they have come and 
gone — but the manufacturers of Welch's Grape Juice 
believe that the people want the best when it comes to 
a beverage which is also food and medicine. There is 
no doubt where the physician stands. And the growing 
demand for Welch's proves this idea. 

Five years ago the Welch Co. moved to Westfield, 
N. Y. ; two years later they doubled the capacity of their 
plant, which was already much larger than the one 
used at Vineland, and now there is in process of con- 
struction an addition to the factory which will again 
double the capacity. The old plant with 200,000 gal- 
lons output in a year was much the largest of its kind, 
and the new plant, with 400,000 gallons capacity, tes- 
tifies to the wonuerful popularity of Welch's Grape 
Juice. 

Compare Welch's Grape Juice with any other kind 
and you will know why the great buying public, the par- 
ticular physician and the careful druggist takes Welch's. 
Perhaps it is unnecessary to add that Welch'.s Grape 
Juice is absolutely pure and is fully guaranteed by the 
manufacturers, 

Alira^a Insist npon havliiK fiU ' 



ABBOIBorIgiW 
Angostura Bittern. 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



IJuly 16, 1903. 




iiAi:i.::s ii. .kikI'AN. Mouiiceiio. (; 

rrcsidont (ionrjria I'll. A. 



Till- .Toiingcst prosident the GfNirgia Ph. A. ever had 
is Mr. Jordan, also a member of the board of pharmacy. 
Itefrinninj; as a clerk at Monticello at eighteen, when 
nineteen he and a friend tioiight the bnsiness. I^ss 
than two years loiter he was the solo owner. He has 
tilled all the vicf -presidencies in the Rtate association and 
IS diri'cicir of the .Tasper t'onnty Bank. A friend says 
oi him: "There are iwo oharartorislies tliat stand above 
others in this yonng man. They are an inexhaustible 
energy and a congeniality that makes him never too 
Rick to langh and never too bnsy to welcome you." 



HOW SHALL 



THE DRUMMER 
THE BUYER? 



APPROACH 



THE subject — salesmanship — is a broad one 
and susceptible of widely varying treatment. 
It is too far reaching to be gone into, iti 
detail, in the limited time allowed a paper on 
an occasion like this, for the manner of approach 
is as varied as the dispositions of men. A few gen- 
eral remarks and a suggestion or two, sufficient to 
give an outline of the subject, is all that will be at- 
tempted. 

Facts About His Goods. 
In the first place the travelling man. commonly 
termed a "drummer." must not only have confidence in 
himself, but unlimited confidence in the line he car- 
ries, and be a good judge of human nature. Thus 
armed let him approach his prospective customer as 
he has guaged his disposition. Always with a pleasant 
word: ever ready with the facts about his goods, and 
not afraid to state them with confidence and emphasis, 
if necessary, but not too aggressively, showing the 
buyer where his gooiis are superior, rather tlian how 
inferior than those already on his shelves. 

He should never run down a competitor's goods. 
By so doing he casts a relleclion on the judgment 
of the merchant in buying them and creates an un- 
pleasant feeling which is very apt to react, and may 
deprive him of the order he is so anxious to get. 
It vhould be the drummer's aim to gain the buyer's 
■ luc and, having done so, never, under any cir- 
!ne>i. to violate it, for a mere temporary ad- 
If the merchant says "No" and the drum- 
in' r iccls he meant it, give him credit for being hon- 



• n«>n<l by O. 8. ITnxnrd before the Kentucky 
riinriiineeutlenl A»»o<-lation, 11M1.T 



■ St in his refusal, accept it with the best grace pos- 
-ible. and leave him, hoping for better luck next time. 

The Cyclone Method. 

Unfortunately many buyers make a practice of al- 
ways saying "No," thus compelling the salesman to 
beg an order. This is demoralizing as well as humili- 
ating, and as a result many fall into the habit of over- 
insistence, and some never know when to stop. They 
forget that with some men "No" means "No." There 
is room here for the exercise of considerable judg- 
ment and should be given careful attention. 

The correct judgment of human nature is an ever 
pre-cnt necessity. For instance, a drummer enters i 
store, as it were, like a Kansas cyclone, approaches 
the proprietor with a slap on the back, and a "Hello, 
Old Man!" "How are they coming?" (VVe have all 
seen him do it.) If he has judged his man correctly, 
or knows him of yore, he ver>' likely gets an order, 
prices, etc., being right. Now let us follow him across 
the square and try the same tactics on the dignified 
old gentleman with gold eye glasses. .\s the hand 
comes dr)wn on his back, see him shrink back and draw 
within himself like a turtle in his shell. Does the sales- 
man get an order there? Well hardly. The cyclone style 
does not fit this case, and he perhaps all unconscious 
of giving offense, wonders why he is turned down, 
possibly for all time. If he gets an order at all it is 
probably because he handles a monopoly, the "snap" 
all drummers sigh for. 

Bear Baiting. 

When the inan with the grip runs up against what 
is commonly known as a "bear" and they are found in 
all walks of life — an opportunity occurs for showing 
his finest skill. If he has patience and tact perhaps 
he will succeed where many a poor fellow has gone 
down to ignominious defeat. Let him put his pride 
into his pocket, pack away his finer feelings in cotton, 
or some other soft material, and sail in. After each 
rebuff come up smiling no matter how it hurts, charge 
up the damaged feelings in the expense account, and 
at him again, and perseverance may win out. Some- 
times, however, a strong "blulT" worked with discre- 
tion will do wonders, but he must know his man. 
Here again the good judge of human nature has the 
aiivantage. 

In regard to this latter class let me pause to re- 
mark that the old saying that "present company is 
always excepted" applies here also, for the drummers, 
whose pleasure it is to call on the members of the 
Kentucky Pharmaceutical .Association have no fear of 
running against the genus bear among them. Fortun- 
ately for us they always know how to be gentlemen 
if they cannot always be buyers. 

How to Leave Gracefully. 

.Vnd now. to digress a little from the subject in 
hand, let me say a few words as to how he should 
leave him. Leave as you came with a pleasant word 
for all, whether successful or not. It may be difficult 
in the latter case, but it pays. Never give way to 
your temper, throwing samples back in the grip and 
slamming the door to with a bang, as the writer has 
several times seen men do. The feeling left behind is 
apt to be one of satisfaction that "I turned that man 
down." There will be little use for him to come again. 
Had a different course been pursued the feeling might 
liave been one of regret for the inability to give so 
agreeable a fellow an order, and a determination to do 
something for him the next time, if possible. 
Be a Gentleman. 

To sum up the whole matter: approach the buyer 
with confidence, be honest with him, let him feel that 
he can trust you, and that you will respect his interests, 
as well as your own. Of all things and at all times be 
a gentleman. Nothing pays so large a dividend for 
the amount invested as politeness. It helps to smooth 
over the rough places, and like charity covers a multi- 
tude of sins. 

In conclusion, I will sav to the drummer, don't 



July 16, 1903.1 



NEWS DEPARTMENT. 



talk of your troubles, reserve that topic for the police- 
man. Always be cheerful. Laugh, joke, jolly, even 
flatter, if you must, but don't croak. No one likes 
a grumbler, as Ella Wheeler Wilcox so aptly puts it: 

"Laugh and the world laughs with you. 

Weep and you weep alone. 

For this brave old earth must borrow its mirth 

It has troubles enough of its own." 



GATHERED FORMULAS. 

To Protect and to Remove Rust from Instruments. 

(i). Place the instruments over night in a satu- 
rated solution of zinc chloride. The rust disappears 
through reduction. On removing the instruments, 
rinse them with clear water, place in a hot soda and 
soap solution, and dry. It is also advantageous to pol- 
ish with absolute alcohol and chalk. 

(2). Dissolve one part of paraflin oil in 200 parts 
of benzine. Wash the instruments dry in a current of 
warm air, and dip them into this solution, moving the 
different parts (scissors, tongs, etc.), and then lay on 
a plate in a warm room to dry. 

(3) Instruments or other articles of polished steel, 
iron, nickel, etc., will remain indefinitely unattacked 
by rust or corrosion, if left in a 2 per cent aqueous 
solution of either carbonate or bicarbonate, benzoate 
or borate of sodium. Dr. Marechal of Anvers states 
that although sodium benzoate is insoluble in alcohol, 
if the articles be placed in that liquid in the presence 
of the benzoate, they will never rust. 



Tooth Wash and Powder. 
To prevent decay of the teeth it is important that 
the mouth should be kept free from organic matter 
during sleep, or fermentation is sure to result, with 
consequent damage to the teeth. For procuring 
asepsis of the mouth the following wash may b'e used: 

Phenol 1 dram 

Eucalyptol 15 minims 

Menthol 8 grains 

Thymol 2 grains 

Alcohol (90 per cent.) 3 ounces 

Mix a teaspoonful w-ith two tablespoonfuls of hot 
water and use as a mouth-wash. 

A good antiseptic-powder to use in conjunction 
with the mouth-wash is: 

Salol 1 dram 

Fhpjphate nnd ca bonate of lime, of eacH.-r 

5 drams 

Light magnesia .5 drams 

Bicr.rbonate of sodium 4 drams 

Perfume q. s. 

Typewriter Ink. 

Alcohol 2 ounces 

Aniline color 14 ounce 

Water 2 ounces 

Glycerin 4 ounces 

Dissolve the aniline in the alcohol and add the 
water and glycerin. 

Castor oil 2 ounces 

Oil of cassia 1 ^ ounce 

Carbolic acid ^2 ounce 

Warm them together and add one ounce of aniline 
color 

Indelible typewriter inks may be made by using 
lampblack in place of the aniline, mixing it with soft 
petrolatum and dissolving the cooled mass in a mix- 
ture of equal parts of bcnzin and turpentine. 

Freckle Lotion. 

Potnssinm carbonate 1 dram. 

f'pirit of camphor 1 ounce 

Tincture of benzoin 1 ounce 

Kssence of musk 10 minims 

Wate* \. 7 ounlcrU 

Kau de cologne to 30 ounces 

Dissolve the potassium carbonate in the water, and 

add to the other ingredients previously mixed. Let 

stand several davs and filter. 



Mosquito Tincture. 

Euealyptol 10 parts 

Acetic ether 5 parts 

Eau de cologne 40 parts 

Tincture of insect powder (1 to 5 ale). . 

. 50 parts 

For sponging the skin a mixture of i part of this 
with 3 to 6 parts of water may be used. The tincture 
is said to be also useful for spraying in apartments; 
for this purpose one part may be mixed with 10 parts 
of water and used in a spray producer. 

Japanese Furniture Polish. 

Linseed oil, 16 ounces; strong infusion of green tea, 
16 ounces; albumen of 2 eggs; spirit of salt (muriatic 
acid), 2 ounces. Mix, and shake well together each 
time the polish is used. Apply a few drops, using a. 
wad of cotton covered with a bit of linen as a pad, 
and polish by rubbing with an old silk handerchief. 
For lacquered articles this is said to be the best polish 
known. 



Varnish for Paper. 
Pyroxylin is the basis of the best paper varnishes. 
It gives an elastic, impermeable coat which will not 
crack. The following formula has been recommended: 

Soluble cotton 4 parts 

Mastic 2 parts 

Sandarac 1 part 

Camphor 1 part 

Acetone 8 parts 

Mix and allow to stand three weeks before using. 

Ink Eraser. 

Citric acid 1 part 

Water, distilled 10 parts 

Concentrated solution of borax 2 parts 

Dissolve the citric acid in the water and add the 
borax. Apply with a delicate camels' hair pencil, re- 
moving any excess of water with a blotter. A mixture 
of oxalic, citric and tartaric acids in equal parts, dis- 
solved in just enough water to give a clear solution, 
acts energetically on most inks. 



NINTH -j^NUAL PUOCEKIUXGS OF THE 
MANUFACTURING PERFUMERS' ASSOCIATION. 
We have received from secretary James E. Davis. 
Detroit, Mich., a copy of the volume of proceedings of 
the 9th annual meeting of the Manufacturing Per- 
fumers' Association of the U. S.. held in this city, Feb- 
ruary 5 of the present year. From this report we learn 
that the association has 59 active and 55 associate 
members and is in a flourishing condition. What seems 
to us to be the most valuable portion of the book is 
that found in the sixty pages under the caption of 
"List of Trade Names used by Manufacturing Per- 
fumers." Secretary Davis informs us that great pains 
have been taken to make this list authentic and com- 
plete, and it certainly is all that he claims ror it. 
About 1515 trade names are listed, nearly three times 
as many as appeared in the first edition published but 
a short tim^ ago. The volume, siibstantially bound in 
red cloth, and Tvell printed, reflects great credit upon 
Mr. Davis under whose editorial supervision it was 
prepared. 



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SCHOOL OF PHARMACY . . . 

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Address Inquiries to 

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(July IC, 1903. 



BE UP TO DATE. 

<ilnncp over tlio fulluwin); iiiti-resiiii); ads. in our 
last wcN^k'H imiue. and note tlie cuod things that sliould 
Itf in every up-to-date drug utoclj: 

TOOTIIACnE GUM.— The Icind that cures; put up 
in haii'N'.nie 10 r-.-iit imckaKes ul $2.riO per Rross. The 
SteratMl Cheniienl Co., Oceanus P. O., New Yorli City, 
upon receipt of 33 cents in xtauips will Rend you a 
sample dozen on an elegant show card. They also 
quote astonishingly low prices on all non-secrets. NVrite 
them for estimates. 

PIIEN.\Ix;iN. — An analgesic which is growing in 
favor with physicians and pharmacists, put up in one 
ounce buttles liy the Etna Chemical Co. of New Yorlt 
City. The price is $1.00 per ounce in Powder, Pink 
Top Cniisules, or in 2i-i gr. Tablets. 

FLY BUTTONS.— This is a poisoned fly paper 
made liy The Fly Button Co. of Maumee, O., the 
circular form of tl-e sheets suggesting the name "Fly 
Buttons." The advertisement on page "0 will undoubt- 
edly intere«:t you as the manufacturers offer some 
good prc-niiunis which will pay you for pushing the 
goods. 

GLYCERIN. — There is a demand at all seasons 
for Glycerin. Why not stock the good kind, it costs no 
more? Gordon's "Chemically Pure" is the oldest brand 
on the market. It is manufactured by the W. J. M. 
Gordon Clieniical Co., Cincinnati, O., and is absolutely 
pure !ind always uniform. 

W.VLTZING SI ICE. — Window adYcrtlsing pays, 
and anything in motion draws more attention than a 
stationary article. J. A. Kleppisch of Burlington, 
lown. a large importer of Japanese novelties. Is offer- 
ing "Japanese Waltzing Mice" as the latest and best 
thing in window attractions. Write him for circulars. 

LISTERI.VI-: TOILET SOAP, made by the Lam- 
bert Phiirioacal Co., is bound to be popular. The prep- 
aration, "Listeriue," stands so well with the public 
that any article containing it is sure to sell. Are you 
ready to meet the demand? 

PBE-DIGE.STED BEEF.— It contians the entire 
nutritive value of fresh, lean beef, pre-digested in a 
form ready for immediate absorption. The H. K. 
Mulford Co. of Philadelphia offer specidl inducements 
to live druggists to handle this preparation. Write 
them for portculors. 

PEUI'N.V. — Have yon seen the cut of the Peruna 
Drug Mfg. Co.'s new Italian Renaissance Administra- 
tion Bldg. on advertising page C? Don't fail to see it. 
and also notice the opportunity to save $0.00 on a gross 
of that great seller. "I'ernna." 

SANDAL PERLOIDS, made by H. Planten & Son 
of New York, and claimed by them to be "The Best by 
every lest." Tliey cost $4.7.'> per dozen in vials of 40. 

COUKSCIfiCWS.— The Cloiigh ( 'nr^fscrew Co., Al- 
iton, N. H., will send you free samples of all sizes. 
Write them. 

I^JZE.NGES.— The London Hospital Throat I.oz 
ingen, formula of Sir Morrell MacKenzle. are manii- 
fnctured by Tlic Roworlh Mfg. Co., 85 Maiden Lane. 
N. Y. Note their ailvertisement on page 11 for other 
goods which they make. 

WATERS.— Ci.n II. Schullz of New York City, 
is one of the leaoing inaniifui'turerH of Artiflcial Vichy, 
Sellers and t'nrlMinli- Waters < 'orreH|>oiii| with him. 

SPONGES. — It is hard to gel hoM of good sponges. 
Smith, Klini A' French C'>. of Philadelphia, Pa., claim 
that only oiie order 1« necessary to pruve that you get 
»pong<'« of genuine value when you buy of them. 

DRI'G MII<I<S. not onlinnry meat cutters, but 
mjllii ilini urliiil Vanilla KeaiiH, Gentian, Cinchona, 
.Vrniin Fluuem, ami nil gummy, oleaKinous and hard 



■ulwtances. A. W. Straub & Co., 3737 Filbert St., 
Philndelphia, offer this kind of mill for $3.'J0 each, or 
$4.00 on ten days' trial. 

KLIP-KLIP. — A very popular pocket manicure 
which trims, files and cleans the nails, made by the 
Klil>-Klip Co., 575 S. Clinton St., Rochester, N. Y., 
and retails at 25 cents. Ask your jobber or write. 



No Morphine in Piio's Cure. 

The I'iso Compi.ny. Warren, Pa., by its secretary 
and treasurer, W. A. Talbiitt, has called our attention 
to three formulas for Piso's Cure for Consumption pub- 
lished in the Fra Formulary r>n page 107. Morphine is 
given as one of the ingredients in each formula, which 
Mr. Talbott says is a mistake as Piso's Cure does not 
contain any morphine whatever. 

For ilie past year the I'iso Company have been eo- 
gaged in a law suit with certain counterfeiters of Piso's 
Cure, and during the trial it became necessary for 
them to establish their claim that Piso's Cure rontaineO 
no morphine at all, and they did establish it. They 
proved further that it contains no preparation of opium, 
nothing which will induce a habit, nor any deleterions 
substance whatever. The formulas given in the Era 
Formulary on pages 79 to 117 inclusive, were compiled 
by us and published in response to insistent demands 
at that time (1893) from retail druggists. We gave 
them .Ts we found them in the pharmaceutical papers 
of the time and in other contemporary publications, 
and in nearly every case we gave credit to the source 
of our informafion. 

We also stated in the Formulary, and in the Phar- 
maceutical Era since the publication of the Formulary, 
that we .-.pecifioally dischiimef] any responsibilit.v for 
the correctness of the formulas in question, and we 
are now pleased to make public the fact that the 
Piso Co. has proved the absence of morphine from 
Piso's Cure for Consumption. 



James A. Hearn & Son. 
When you visit New York City do not fail to call 
at the dry goods emporium of James A. Hearn & Son 
on West Fourteenth St. This firm Kondles no drugs, 
groceries or liquors, but is recognized among the leaders 
in the dry goods line, and it would be worth your time 
to spend a half day seeing its tine stock and method of 
doing business. Do not arniiige to visit this store on 
Saturday during the siiminer months, as it does not 
open its doors to the public from Friday night until 
Monday morning. It clo.ses on Saturday for the benefit 
of its employes, g'ving them one holiday each week, 
which allows for a day of rest on Sunday. 



Dr. David Kennedy's 

NEW MEDICINES. 

Per Doicn 

CALC0RA SOLVENT »«.00 

CALCURA PLASTXB8 8.C0 

CALCUnA PILLS 2.M 

EPDERMI SOAP J.CO 

EXEMALirri: ointxekt *.Z3 

DR. KENN'EOY'B TONIO (II«rcnllM) t-O} 

COUOKMNE SYRUP «.0e 

BEDECURA OIL 4.C0 

OCCULINE BALM t-CO 

n mitlsi. countsr ■d»rtlilnl iin4 ~ l-iti«r dltplars provUld. 
Aadtni tbo n»iiufacturar>, 

THE CALCURA CO.. 

rr. K.Bi.ear Row. BO.NDOUT. M. T. 



July IG, 1903.1 



NEWS DEPARTMENT. 



PATENTS, TRADE MARKS. ETC. 




''S3 Jizf 



7sz ^a:zj 



732,824. 
732,848. 
732,855. 
732,877. 

732,902. 

732,930. 

733,017. 

733,027. 

733,038. 

733,039. 

733,002. 

733,228. 
733,242. 
733,293. 
733,310. 

733,344. 
733,352. 



PATENTS. 
Issued July 7, 1903. 

— Jules Brizard, Domene, France. Faucet. 

— Henry P. Guyton, Chicago, 111. Box. 

— Edgar M. Hewish, Philadelphia, Pa. Pessary. 

— Benjamin F. Miner, Montague, Mass. Closure 
device for bottles or similar vessels. 

— Thomas W. Simpson, Methley, England. Ma- 
chine for manufacturing glass bottles. 

— Joseph W. Graeme, Wilkesbarre, Pa. Bottle 
Holder and protector. 

— Robert K. Duncan, Pottstown, Pa., assignor 
to General Chemical Co., New York, N. Y. 
Apparatus for making phosphorus. 

— Sydney O. Goldan. New Y'ork, N. Y., assignor 
to Frederick Tagliavia-Tanini, New Y^ork, N. 
Y'. Inhaler. 

— James (J. Hendrickson. Bayonne. N. J., as- 
signor to New York Labelling Company, a 
Company, a corporation of New Y'ork. Label- 
ing Machine. 

— James G. Hendrickson. Bayonne, N. J., as- 
signor to New Y'ork Labelling Machine 
Conipi>.ny. a corporation of New York. Label- 
ling machine. 

— Edward M. Mars and Thomas H. Mars, Chi- 
cago, 111., said Edward M. Mars assignor to 
said Thomas H. Mars. Non-i-efillahle bottle. 

— George A. Logan, Chicago, III. Beverage 
dispenser. 

— Alfons Mauser, Cologne-Ehrenfeld, Germany. 
Packing bottles, etc. 

— George H. Spafford, Chicago, III. Non-re- 
fillahle bottle. 

— Robert K. Duncan, Washington, P."\.. assignor 
to General Chemical Co., New Y'ork, N. Y". 
Process of making phosphorus. 

— George P. Sullivan and Zenas P. Freeman, 
Tampa, Fla. Bottle or vessel stopper device. 

— Henry S. Brewington. Baltimore, Sid. Bottle- 
cap. 



The representation of three over-lapped tablets 
with the word "Lomolo" appearing thereon. 

40,731. — .^tiseptic in liquid and powdered form. Jacob 
Bockar, New York, N. Y. The word "Lypto- 
zone." 

40,732. — Adhesive plasters for cure of rheumatism. 
Magic Foot Draft Co., Jackson, Mich. The 
word "Magic" upon a black background. 

40,733. — Adhesive medicated plasters for cure of rheu- 
matism. Magic Foot Draft Co., Jackson, 
Jlich. The representation of a human foot 
turned to partially expose the bottom. 

40,734. — Toilet lotions. Klement & Spaeth, Ravens- 
burg, Germany. The words "Alpine Flowers. ' 



LABELS. 



Registered July 7, 1903. 
10,150. — Title; "lodo-nucleoid." (For medioine'l. Dinet 

& Delfosse, Chicago, III. Filed June 13, 1903. 
10,160. — Title: "Valentine's Benz-ol capsules." (For 

medicinel. N. L. Shouse, Kansas City, Mo., 

Filed June 12. 100.3. 
10.161. — Title: "Rheumatol for all Rheumatism." 

(For medicinel. The Canton Drug & Chemical 

Co.. Canton. Ohio. Filed June 15. 1903. 
1IM62. — Title: "(iray's Remotly." (For nted'icine). 

Hayes Irwin Gray, Greenfield, Ohio. Filed 

June 8. lOa".. 



TRADE MARKS. 

Registered July 7, 1903. 

40,728. — Medicinal preparation for treatment of cerlaii) 
named diseases. Otto G. Stolz, Chicago, III. 

The letters "O-G." 
40.720. — Rheumatic remedies. Winthrop Drug and 

Chemical Works. Chicago, III. .V UKinogram 

comprising the letters and character "W. D. & 

C. W." 
40,730. — Remedy for the cure of certain named disrasrs. 

Louiolo Remedy Company, New Y'ork, N. Y. 



The Summer GirL 

One of the saddest occasions of the Summer Girl's 
life is that moment when her soda whistles through the 
straw. At that sound she realizes the glass is empty, 
and if the soda was made of best quality syrups, it 
makes hor lot doubly hard, for the soda was extra 
good. If you want your Summer Girl and all other cus- 
tomers to feel this way after drinking your soda, you 
should use only the best syrups and soda refiuisites 
which money can buy. 

The Wilson Co., 555 West Harrison St., Chicago, 
111., make thirty-seven varieties of concentrated soda 
syrup of tmcqualled purity and strength from the most 
carefully seltxcted fruit, and when properly used at the 
fountain they make friends of any class of trade. This 
linn have also placed upon the market, several spec- 
ialties in the line of soda syrups, which arc becoming 
very popular with the trade. It will pay you to corres- 
pond with them. 



TS 



IHE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



I J Illy 1<;, 1003. 




OPIUM ADVANCES IN VALUE. 
New Vorl-. .Iiilv U — All ii.lMiiiif of L'li.- iM-r 11>. 
ill vnlm-s i.f «>|.iiiiii is ili.- |>riiiri|iiil iliiiin.'!- (Iiiriii« llir pas't 
wwk Mill tlio o'li'Tiil luailii'l liiis i.'iiuiiiuMl -.■as»niil>ly 

• itiii-t Willi iniiiHiii-liiois iiiiiiiily in iK'conliiiiri- willi i->iii- 
KiiiiiiiiK n-iiiiir"iiii-iil>. wliiili iirc liylit ami uiiiiii|i"rlaiil. 

nrir.M. — As a i-i'siilt of till' hlroiincr tenor of i"'- 
IM.rls from iiriinarv sonnes of snpply. nf'Tnil lo last 

.v.M-k. tlif liH-nl niarki'l is ili'thUilly lir r aii.l |.ni-.>K 

show an a.lvnn >f •-•»l<- p.T II... llo- n-vis.il iinolalioiiM 

Ill-ill^- ;>U(.4.">i<i.'t.TO for !> |>i'r cvux. ainl S^! 'i/.'t.Sf) for 

II per I. I'liH.liTid is (•..rresponiliii«ly liiBlicr nml 

jol.lH-rs MOW •iiioi'' S4.:t."ir./4.(;<l for l.'t per ci'nt. and 
$4.S-i'itr..Hl for ir. |>..r o-nt. 

MOKI'IIINK. — ('onsnniiiii: clianncls arc absorliiiig n 
lil.c-ral anionnt of slo.k and 111.- market Is linn in sym- 
nalhy with tlio stroncer position of oimiiu, bnt prices 
l.ave" n.it yet been a.lvanced and joblK-rs contnino In 
.:ii..tc if^.riOfi/ 2.f>0 for eiclitlis in onnce boxes. !fl'.4oP 
■J..V> in 2'*.-oj;. boxes. ^li.'J.")'!/ li..'i.'. in onnce vials, and 
i<i;.;:0'(|2.;;u" in ."•-oz. <-nn.s. as li> brand and (inantity, less 
I hi' nsnal rol>nle on lar^e pnrclinses. 

(^riXINlO.- Oealers report an improved deniaml 
with llie lx>ne of llie market firmer, but snppli.-s nre 
siill available at Ibe old ranee of SMi T.\' jr for biijk 
ill l(K)-or.. tins. 'jri'-.O/ J4c in "lO-oz. tins. I.'4'ii:i4' jc in 
:'.'.-oz. Inis. Sifii-jr.y/o in 1.". or lO.oz. tins ami :i(ir(( :!lt',...c 
in ounce vials. a'<-ordinK to brand and quantity. 

MKNTIIOI-. — The market is somewhat nnsettl.'d 
aii.l values are lower, the revised jobbiiiK quotations 
beiin; .•j!7."">'i/H.i;.". p.T lb. ami ."iSr.Mi;!c p.r oz. 

<'.\<,'.\<) lU'T'l'KK. — l»ul.-li is easier in sympathy 
with primary markets and spot jobbing quotations have 

.iiH'iini.i t.i :"^(>rir<r. 

fOTTON HOOT n.VIlK.— Owing lo extreme scar- 
lilv j.ibl.ers have further ailvaueed quotations lo UOft/! 
J.'.c for whole -ind L'.l'i/ IJtk- for powdered. 

Cr.M KIXO. — Supplies are more abundant ami 
j..bl.iiit- iri.is have been r.ilnced to r>W<imii for whole 
aii.l Tlll'St'i' for powilereil as lo quantity. 

.\ltKO\\ KOOT. — .V revision of jobbing qnolations 
shows iiii ailvaiiie in lierniinla lo M.'iC/ ."tTc in ki'gs ami 
l.'iCri.'idi- for h-ss. St. Vincent is easier and obtainabl<> 
at i:>fir^lU-. 

Oir, rKl'I'ICK.MI.NT.— The innrk.-t cnnlinues to re- 
.|.-<t w.aKii.ss an.l jobbers have fiuili.r r.'.lu.-.Ml |irices 
to $:i.ij((;;t..-.il f..r W.sl.Tii. $:!.4(V,(:!.lir. f..r Wayne t'o. 
.■mil *;;.li.V<(.;.!H) for cither r.ilistill.'d or II. •!. II. 

ItoSK I.K.VVIOS.— H.'d are in betl.M- supply and 
I'Sisier »lili jobbing .|Uotalions showing a iIimIIiii' In 
M.'J.'.'.( 1.4.'. for whole ami *I.:!.Vk l..V> for pow.l.-r.'d. 

I'UrsSI.\TK (»!•' rOT.VSII.— Yellow is firmer and 
joI.Im-is ha\e advani'.'.l i|iiolalioiis to J'JCfl 'JTc as to qllaii- 
lily. 

<;.\.MIt|l''It.- -Primary markets are lower ami S|iot 
jobbing prii.'s havi' be"ii r.'.luc.'.l to ii'-y,(ti~c by tlio 
ball- aii.l 1<K>( '-Jc for smallir i|iiaiitilics. 

SritOl'II.VNTIHS SKKli.— .\ slighlly casi.-r f.><'l- 
iiig h.i.-. .I.\.-1. p.'.l .111.1 jol.biTs hav.' i.mIu.i'.I .|Uolalioii« 
II. *I.:t.",'./ I.I.". for whoh' and «I.J.".'.( 1. ."..". f..r pow.l.-i.'.l. 

JUi'lll I.I..VVi:S.— Long are a shade casiir willi 
jobbing .iiiiiiililies oblainable at '.H>c6f fl.lK) as lo size 
of onb r. 

T.W.SIC .\fll)- -.lobbing quolalions for iTyslals in 

bulk l.atr I II n-iliiced III lCir(/Tll<- in bbls. and T.Vd) 

S."ii- ill iiioiii.l inrloii>. 

I'l.NfllO.MIM.V.- -lleviHOd Jobbing nrlccB show n do- 

• liiie l.i Jii'i/'JIc in liK'oz. Ilii'<, Or>r</2Sc in Ti-oz. tins 
jiii.l .'MKk.'I'Jc in ounce vials. 

coll l.iVI'^lt Oll..--.\'cwri.iiii.lhiml is lirincr ami 

...I.I,... hnvi- ii.lvam'cil i|iii>talii>iiH lo f.'l.'J.'iri/ ^..V) in 

...I ^.'t.T.'.'iH I'll fir Miiiiller i|Uiinlilti's. 

I r.Mt .Market liriii.-r willi qiiotiilioiiu sliowing 

I '.'.(.'..-..• per gal. Ill bbls. ami \ttfil I."..' p.-r 

I' Oil..— Value* nre uliglillv loner. ICaw 
4'Ui/ I.'. V in bbl" ami :Mfii>V*.- for less. 
. ,■1.11.1 l.'.fK Hie in bbl«. an.l .'..'.'if mi.- f.ir Ics. 



INDEX TO THIS NUMBER. 

I'agr 

.\r-<-iii.'. i;i.-. ii-..l.>li.- It.'l.Tiiiiiiaiii.ii ."i" 

.VS.^OII.VTIO.N.S. rinbs. .Mn i. Kic.— <'hi.ago Ui- 

lail UniggiMs. T.'t: riiih.delphia Keiiiil UriiggiKts. 

7i>; iCli...l.- Islaml. IKI; Syrii.iise DniggiKtM •»< 

I'.inl Mill.-, .Xrtili.'ial .">" 

Ito.VKDS oK I'lIAIt.M.VrV.— Maine. 70; Mntuui- 

ihiis.-its, r.'.i: .New .lers.'V. IIK; New York (Weslern 

Kn h. IW 

I'.OOK UKNIKWS.—.Maiiufa. luring I'erfnmerH" 

.\«siii'iiiii..ii, rptci'iHlingK Ulli Annual Meeting... '•'• 
Ib.itl.s. I levice for Filling Ijl 

(•oi,i.i:i;i;s ok I'ii.Vr^M.Vfn'".— itii'iide "iMinmi". ]'. <»• 
(•o.M.\ii:i;riAI. thavki.kks tct 

liriiiiiiii.T Mow Shall Il<- .Vppr.n.ih the Ituypm.... 74 
i;i>rrol:i.\l.S.— Is tin- Average Kniggist Siiinll 
I'otal.H's'.' .'.4: ^'ational Hureaii of I-'ihmIs and 
.Mediiines. 'ui: uighls of Associations to t'oiitrol 

Pri.'es. •.'')4; Why the Manufacturer is Wary .'iS 

<;o..ils. Marking >Jelliiig I'ri.es Ill 

I lair Stimulant Ki 

Harness I)ri-ssiiig 02 

Ink Kri.ser 75 

MAUKKT UKl'OItT 7K 

New Incorporntinns 05 

NKWS UrrrintS.— Ibillinioro, 72: Boston. «0: Buf- 
falo. IW; Chicago. ";?: Cincinnati. 71: Nebroxka. 
7:l; New .Tersey. f«; New York, W; PhiUdelphin, 
70: rittsburg. 70: I'rovi.lence. 'SI: Syracuse, tl8: 

T.Minessee 72 

I'ATKNT.^. 'lltADK.MAUKS. Ktc 77 

riCUSoN.M.S. Inclndiii): Obituaries. It.-nis of Per- 
s..iial Interest, Ktc. — .Mien, Krank 11.. •!.'.: Heck. 
.T..I111 G.. 72: Brocard, V. E.. <m: Calvert Drug 
Co.. 72; Collins. Percy. ir>: Coming. I)r. .\. J., 
72; Dnv. Uofiert I... I!."i: Fnber, Sidnev. (i*\: Klynn. 
Cornelius P.. IM; I". ml. I>r. Lewis R.. IV.; Francis. 
William M.. r,.-,: (;r,.s^.e. O. M.. 71; Hays, Dr. C. 
I>alloii, ir.; Heiiiitsh, Maria C., lU".; Jonlan. 
Charles D.. 74; ImWiI William H.. Ofi; M.-mpliis 
Hrug Co.. 72: Millard, David It.. 72: Monnier. 
Krnest. 72; Rosenthal. .Tuliiis. TiS; Roseiithnl, 
S.d.>mon. r.O: Smith. Owen C, 72; Snvder. II. 
Harry O.. M. IV. .^7: Starr. P. W. ft.".; Stoddnrt. 
Thoni.is, Ik"*: Tavlor. .lames F., Cu>: Thomas. .lolm 
1?.. 72; True Williiim I... IV.; Viallon. Paul I-., 
Sr.. ft.".; Ward, Dr. Itoswcll, (Zr. Weeks. Andrew 

1;.. f.O; Wef.l, Martin H (85 

Pharmacy, .Terusaleiu 5S 

Proprielarv Preparation, The 00 

OFF.STION RON 02 

Rice Monument. Dedication 00 

Rust, Removing from Instruments 75 

SHOP TALK 55 

So.la Fountains, New York nt 

Syriii> Calcium Lnctophosphnto <K 

Syrup Mvrrh 5f> 

Syrup Rhubarb, .\roniatio 50 

Svriips, Maniifaclure 50 

Sundaes. Soda 02 

Tiiuluro Opium. Deodorized. BoHle for Mnniifnclur- 

inc 01 

Varnish, Paper 75 

It Holds. 

.\riny and Navy Liquid flliie made by the Wachtor 
Mfg. Conipriiiy of Italiimore. Md., and .■lainnil by them 
lo be llie b.-st and sIr.Higest glue that ini>ney. experleiirp 
ami brains has pro<|iiced, is not n fish Kbie. but a pure 
animal glue which will not sour. mold, get brittle, 
brash or cniinble, slninls beat and cold, smooth or nil. 
nud is lllwa.^s rea.ly for use; put up in all sizes of cnn« 
with friction tops. The iiianufacturiTs woiihl Ih- ptensmt 
In quote prii'es ami send you n trial ortIi>r. \Vrilo tlipm 
now and be roa.ly to supply the demand. 



DIRECT IMPORTERS OF 

ASAFOETIDA. INSECT FLOWERS. SAGE, 
SENNA. HERBS and SPICES. 

« rll. l.,i . .ii.|.l. - M1..I ,i,i..l,.ll..ii» 

McCOR MICK S. CO., 



Miuululurloi Cbcmlali, Imporici 



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VOL. XXX. 



NEW YORK, JULY 23, 1903. 



No. 4 



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BUSINESS NOTICES. 



A HELP IN PRESCRIPTION WORK. 
There are a great many tilings that the average dis- 
penser can't remember, and there are as many more that 
he shouldn't try to remember — it isn't safe. These 
things come up in prescription filling when time is an 
important factor and accuracy is strictly essential. 
There are questions about dosages, dose equivalents, 
percentage solutions, specific gravity, incompatibilities, 
metric and thermometric equivalents, meanings of 
Latin, French or German terms. These things are all 
tabulated, or figured out, handy for instant reference, 
in the Era Dose Book (Third Edition, Revised and 
Enlarged). Price 50 cents, postpaid. 



Is pharmacy a business or a profession? 

The highly educated pharmacist who tries to con- 
duct a store without a knowledge of business details 
will inevitably fail. 

In the same way will a business man who tries to 
run a pharmacy without some knowledge of the pro- 
fession inevitably come to grief. 

Speculation as to the relative values of the two 
classes of knowledge is useless — both are necessary. 

There are good business men who make poor 
pharmacists, and good pharmacists who make poor 
business men. 

If you belong to the latter class, we feel sorry for 
you, if to the former there is a remedy. The Era 
Course in Pharmacy. 

Write to The Pharmaceutical Era, No. 8 Spruce 
Street, New York, N. Y., for a prospectus. 




POLITICS IM THE SRTTG STOEE. 

It has frequently been remarked that druggists 
as a class take but little interest in politics, though to 
be sure there are not a few instances where individuals 
have achieved high political preferment. We believe 
the druggist should be well posted in politics, and 
take his share as a good citizen in political affairs. 
His standing in the community is such that his opin- 
ions and influence in matters political should have 
more weight than attaches to those of other business 
men. 

But while he should know and discharge his politi- 
cal duties, he should not allow politics to invade his 
store and his business to a harmful extent. No self- 
respecting druggist should or will allow himself to 
become engaged in a heated political discussion or en- 
courage anything of the sort in his store. He ought 
to have decided views upon such subjects as come up, 
and at the proper time discuss them with intelligent 
people for the purpose of gaining information, but he 
should be very careful about allowing politicians (?) 
to use his store as a rendezvous. 

Outside of politics, the druggist ought to take an 
active part in public life. The advantages from doing 
so are numerous; broader views, a larger circle of 
acquaintances, a wider knowledge of men and affairs. 
He should not shirk committee work, in whatever 
organization or capacity it is presented. He will find 
an ever-increasing sphere of usefulness and success 
from adopting liberal and comprehensive ideas of life 
and business. The druggist should no longer allow 
himself to be denominated as "small potatoes." 

IN THESE PLANS LIES THE REMEDY. 

The plans for a co-operative insurance company, 
reasonable in demand and national in scope, outlined 
on another page, are interesting, even if they are never 
realized. If they are not realized it will not be because 
such a plan is not needed. Insurance rates everywhere 
are unreasonably high. This is apparent at a glance. 
But when actual figures are in evidence that the big 
companies are netting a profit of ninety-five per cent 
or better on their retail drug store policies, the need 
of a remedy looms imperative. The druggist should 
not go unprotected from fire losses. And yet, so ex- 
orbitant are the rates for this privilege, that there are 



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many uninsured pharmacies in this city. The big 
companies are combined — no better terms arc to be 
secured from any one of them— so the only remedy 
does seem to be in a co-operative company hkc the 
one proposed. Then, the question comes to the 
possibility of forming such a co-operative company. 
The energetic committee of the German Apothecaries 
Society have evidently surmounted or evaded all legal 
obstacles. Upon the reception of the plans by the 
society or by enough other pharmacists to secure the 
amount of underwriting desired rests their fate. At 
present the outlook is very rosy. And. if the com- 
pany is once organized, its protection and low rates 
will doubtless make it, just what is hoped, nation- 
wide in scope. The plan to extend the insurance to 
physicians is fraught with possibilitie-; of a better fra- 
ternal feeling between the two classes, and will help 
to move down the rate. The saving to patrons, aver- 
aging at least $5 on each $t.ooo of insurance, would 
be immense in the total. .Mtogether, advantages of 
this proposed company would seem to be great. 

WILL THIS MAKE US STOP USIKG TOBACCO I 

Xow that Dr. U'lliy has dune with boric acid he 
and his class will devote their time until October, 
when salicylic acid experiments are taken up, to tobac- 
co. His inquiry, information is. will be pursued along 
the same lines as in food products. He will take pure 
tobacco and note its efTects upon smokers and chewers 
when used moderately and to excess. Then adulter- 
ated and flavored tobaccos will be given a chance to 
show their effects upon human systems. Regular 
smokers will be examined as to heart, lung and stom- 
ach functions while using tobacco under normal and 
abnormal conditions and while not using it a% all. 
Pretty good idea as far as acquiring of certain — ^allow- 
ing that it is certain — knowledge goes. But how will 
it benefit? Lives there a tobacco user but knows its 
effect upon himself? Is there one who is not preached 
at beseechingly and vigorously from the threshing his 
father gave, to supplement that first awful sea-sick 
feeling, to adjurations of sweetheart, who admires 
while she pouts; mother, who sighs of bad example to 
her grandchildren, and wife, who kicks about smoke 
and ashes and then — buys you a bargain box of — oh. 
dear! But. God bless her. We all know what it does 
to us. When our throats feel like shingles in a drouth, 
when the "gone" feeling presses both hands on our 
stomach pit. when eyes water from straying smoke, 
and when we know that ten, twenty, fifty cents a day, 
at compound interest for fifty years, equals various 
magnificent sums, we know more than Dr. Wiley's 
experiments on some other fellow will ever tell us. 
Of course we may learn that such or such a tobacco 
does least harm, and vice versa. But when we get 
eight dollars a week we buy threc-for-fives, and save 
every blessed inch. A twcnty-five-dollar salary per- 
mits six for a ijuartcr and three for the same on Sun- 
day. .And so on. It is the amount in our jeans that 
determines the quality we smoke, and. after that, 
diflfcrent varieties of that quality are matters of taste, 
choice of the pretty cashier to pay our checks to, etc., 
without end. Then atop of our feeling that we are 
committing suicide to a few months or years of our 
life by using the weed, along come centenarians from 



everywhere who buy Hiawatha fine-cut by the wooden 
pailful and Standard long-cut by the yellow-papered. 
20-cent pound and plug by the plug, and wouldn't know 
adulteration if it reared its awful shape from the pipe 
bowl and cuspidor, and whom tobacco never hurt, no, 
sir, by gum! Ves, we all know what it does to us — 
except the centenarians who say it doesn't — even down 
to coffin nails. But. will we quit? Guess not! Though 
we venture a good many chaps would like to help 
Dr. Wiley smoke up all that nice tobacco. And we 
wonder whether he will learn the effects of cigarettes 
on ladiesi' 

MB. CBOLLT DOES HOT AGREE WITH "A FHASKACIST." 

"The crisis is not passing;, but coming." writes Mr. 
C. C. Crolly whose letter appears in another column 
this week. Mr. Crolly does not agree with "\ Phar- 
macist." who. in an article in the Era on July g, ex- 
plained that the present hard times among the retail 
druggists of New Vork City, causing many of the new 
and small stores to close, is only a crisis that, in pas- 
sing, will leave conditions better than now. though not 
as good as in days gone by. The main difference be- 
tween Mr. Crolly and ".\ Pharmacist" is that Mr. 
Crolly prophesies our demolition, as it were — we 
have "got to go" — while "A Pharmacist" does, charit- 
ably, leave us a few rays of hope that we may still live, 
though in diminished number: and that Mr. Crolly 
sweeps the whole army of pharmacists under consoli- 
dation's iconoclastic march while ".\ Pharmacist" 
looks not beyond the one division. Greater New York. 

THE HAN WHO STOPS IB NOT A StICCESB. 

Tile Kra may not agree with "A Pharmacist," but it 
certainly cannot agree with Mr. Crolly. It is not fatu- 
ous in belief that the pharmacist's condition here or 
anywhere is. was. or ever will be ideal. Idealism is 
not so easily reached else there were no field for am- 
bition. Were idealism prevalent it would be a rut and 
we would step beyond in search for something better. 
But things ideal are set a long way ahead of human 
possibility. Recognizing this fact and that there is 
emolument and honor to reward us proportionate to 
our attainments in its direction we are made somewhat 
content, yet not too content, because ambitious. So 
we go t)n. or strive to go on: the man who stops is not 
a success: the man who goes back is a failure. Xow, 
to take up Mr. Crolly's letter: "When improvements 
come they come in the country first: the cities follow. 
When I passed out my kerosene lamps I did not go to 
gas, but to electricity." Were they not already using 
electricity in the cities, Mr. Crolly? Perhaps the 
part quoted is not quite germane to the real purpose 
of your letter, but — we follow. "I saw that the phar- 
macist had to go. By pharmacist I mean individual 
producer." But, Mr. Crolly did not "go." He re- 
mained an individual producer as far as compounding 
of proscriptions went and became the agent for a few 
other things. He simply enlarged. He probably still 
would exist had he not ad<led other lines, but he was 
only doing what 98 per cent of his brother pharmacists 
are doing and have done, more or less, for years, 
carrying other lines — agents, if you will — of toilet 
articles, refreshments and bath towels. But, whether 
they carry these lines or not, even though they run 
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producers, and the trouble is, according to "A phar- 
macist," not that they are bound to go, but that they 
are multiplying too rapidly. And that is the trouble 
and the reason that profits are smaller and incomes 
correspondingly less. It is because competition is 
more crowded and keener and not because the man 
is showing his ability not only to be an individual 
producer, but a little more. His methods may not con- 
form to those of the man who believes in being strict- 
ly professional but both classes have their shining 
lights who are contented because they are doing their 
work as they wish it done and are prospering. And 
both are producers. 

THE MANXTFACTtmEE CANNOT EXIST WIIHOUT RETAILER. 

Mr. Crolly points out that we have to rely upon 
the wage earners, and then he alleges menace in that 
other "84 per cent, of surplus wealth" that the manu- 
facturer invests in reaching the consumer. But the 
"84 per cent." is a surface figure and the very little 
bit of it that is left after the manufacturer has de- 
ducted his living expenses and pleasure and factory 
rent and machinery and fuel and advertising — and 
sometimes there is none left — is, not, except in remote 
cases, being invested to reach the consumer direct. In 
fact, in the drug trade the tendency of the manufac- 
turer is always to encourage the jobber, and, as far as 
the retailer is concerned, without him as a side line 
distributer the manufacturer cannot exist. The 8.000 
new doctors will only drop into the places of those 
who die. The rest will fail or find inducement in other 
work, perchance as agents between the manufacturer 
and jobbers and retailers. Doctors — those who sur- 
vive — increase no more rapidly than the population, 
and the tightening of qualifications is a constantly 
growing limitation of their production. Their preval- 
ence, however, can in no way be a menace to the phar- 
macist. Their power and disposition to harm wanes 
every year. They no longer like to bother with drugs 
themselves and the laws grow stronger in preventing 
them. .-Vs far as the distributing of tablets by a few 
individuals goes — if they do they won't last, for, when 
a doctor's success depends upon the cures he makes, 
tablets will not advertise him. That is a condition — 
a very trifling one — that will right itself as we pro- 



A BAD HOVE IS BIGHTED. 

It is encouraging to note that the Chicago Retail 
Druggists' Association is back to the price schedule. 
There seems to have been little excuse for their hav- 
ing dropped it, even temporarily, to fight some obscure 
cutter, as seems to have been the motive. When the 
Chicago schedule was laid aside a few weeks ago ene- 
mies of the N. A. R. D. began to crow. They saw 
in the price war that followed the defeat of the asso- 
ciation's cherished plan in its stronghold, Chicago. 
Even good and long-tried friends of the N. A. R. D. 
grew discouraged and pointed sadly at the "smashing 
of the N. A. R. D. in Chicago" and predicted its 
failure in Philadelphia and New York, and, in fact, 
everywhere. They will take heart in the evidence of 
|khe last C. R. D. A. meeting that the situation is as 
well in hand, apparently, as ever. The fact that the 
schedule is resumed cannot be too well advertised. 




OufMft 



THE CRISIS COMING? 

Mr. Crolly Writes that It Is Not Passing, and He 

Prophesies the End of Pharmacists, Because 

the "Trend of the Times Crushes the 

Individual Producer." 

To the Editor— "The Crisis Passing" appeared in 
the Era on July 9. The crisis is not passing but com- 
ing. When improvements come they come in the 
country first. The cities follow. When I passed out 
my kerosene lamps I did not go to gas, but to elec- 
tricity. Years ago I found out the trend of the times 
and I adjusted myself to it. I saw that the pharmacist 
had to go. 

By pharmacist I mean an individual producer. I 
now run a full-fledged drug store as a side line to my 
department store. Some fine young man. who thought 
he knew more than the old man, came to wipe me 
out of the' drug business; but he found out that it was 
conditions that confronted him and not theories. 

Now what are the conditions? They are, simply; 
We have to rely upon the class of people who are 
workingmen. or wage-workers. The wage workers 
of this country form the mass of the people. They 
carry the balance of power in business. Turn to your 
statistics in Washington and you will find that the 
working class receives $16 for every $100 of merchan- 
dise it produces. The jobber and retailer divide the 
profits on the part they can sell to the working man. 
that is the 16 per cent. Tile manufacturer, in order 
to employ the 4 per cent, surplus wealth, invests it, 
perforce, and is simply getting down to the consumer. 
By doing so he crowds out the jobber and retailer. 

Our doctors here in the village buy a bushel of 
compressed tablets and distribute them themselves. 
They are simply manufacturers' agents, the same as 
the itinerant paperhanger is an agent for the wallpaper 
mill. Take the prescription business out of it and 
you take the heart out of the retail pharmacy. A man 
may be an ice cream disher, a soda water slinger. a 
rum seller, he may keep a shooting gallery or a pho- 
tographic studio, but, if his prescription business is 
gone, forget it that he is a pharmacist. The doctor 
mills turn out' 8.000 more yoimg lads to prey upon 
suffering humanity than needed. The increased com- 
petition among these will annihilate the prescription 
business in the cities also". W'hat then? 
Respectfullv. 

C. C. CROLLY. 

Pleasantville, N. Y. 



Life. 

For years are like milestones. They tell how far 
— not how fast — how well, or how ill one has gone; 
and truly, how far is the last part of the journey. 
Life, men have long since decided, is not to be meas- 
ured by length of days. "Forty days!" Stevenson 
quotes from De Bouflers, "Forty days! that is almost 
the life of a man if one counts only the moments 
worth counting!" The partition of the threescore and 
ten into Youth, Manhood and Age, with an approxi- 
mate number of years assigned to each, is acknowl- 
edged to be merely a matter of convenience. We con- 
fess the rmakeshift daily when we say of one that at 
heart he was always a boy; of another that she if 
only a woman in years, or, in all but years; of a child, 
that he is old beyond his years. — Joslyn Gray, in the 
Atlantic Monthly. 



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I Inly 23. 1903. 




Interior of J. A. I>?s.siii»;'s I'liiirmac.v, the Smallest of Its Kind in Greater New York, if Not in the Worlit 



CAN THIS BE BEATEN ? 

If This is Not the Smallest Pharmacy in the World 

the Era Would Like a Description and Pictures 
of the Others. 

W'lu-rt' is the smallest dm;; store in the world? 
Inroneriioiisl.v enough, it is in one of New York's giant 
sk.v scriipers. the Commercial Calile Building;. '20 Broad 
strift, in the innermost heart of the financial di.striet. 
If an.vone wishes |o dis|iiite the assertion that it is the 
Rmallest phannae.v in the world the Kra will he ver.v 
jtlad to hear from him. with pictures. lie will have 
to heat n total of M feet of floor space. 

The proprietor is a ho.v twent.v jears old. He is 
J. A. I^'ssinir. whose father, M. Lesslnt;, formerly had 
a drnt; store at Sixiy-swoml street and I.e.vington ave- 
nue. l)iit who hoH sold out and now is dry coods man- 
ufacturer. The store runs under the style of M. Le.ssinc 
& Son. 

Next diKir to the Stork Kx<'hanKe, Mr. Lessing's cus- 
tomers are mostly hears and bulls, whir'h would sound 
peculiar to one not conversant with the financial inter- 
pretation of those terms. Hut Mr. I.essiri); knows what 
the lerniH mean and iii-ver fi'ars even a stampede in 
his direi'lion. When one comes he lakes a position ex- 
actly in llic ci'iiler of his "store," and, with n hUikIo 
Ktep in either direction and a eorrespondini; sweep of 
an arm — ralh<T Ions for n youiiK fellow — he pluiks 
the iirliele calleil for from its resliuc place. Kven 
tIjouKh it lie in the remotest corner, the sinele step and 
nwrrfi reaeh it. 

I.iiHt Humiiier the Krn told nhout P. V. O'Omneirs 
dinilnuiivi- store in the Mnnhntinn I.ifo IluildiUK and 
credited it with heins the smnllest store in the city. 



Its top shelf may be a trifle lower but the store is 
said to occupy nearly 00 square feet of floor space, while 
Mr. Lessing's only uses 50. 

Mr. Lessing was only 17 when his store was estab- 
lished. In three years he has learned the faces and 
drug and soda tastes of hundreds of men whose names 
are famous all over the world. William C. Whitney 
leans easily over the soda liar and sips his calisaya 
regularly. Mr. Stetson, J. P. Morgan's partner, and 
Jlr. Spraguc of Mr. Morgan's counsel, are familiar cus- 
tomers. Ex-District Attorney Wise appears and before 
he has timi to open his mouth bus beverage is ready, 
because Mr. Lessing and J. Maude, his clerk, know 
what he will order. Clarence W. Mackay, owner of 
the building, patronizes his young tenant. John A. 
Drake often "buys" i.nd has treated John W. Uates 
there. Thomas Barker, recently paroled in New Jersey 
for shooting the Itev. Mr. Keller, will be greeted at 
the pharnuicy. where he was just getting ac<iuainted 
when the shooting oceured, upon his return to work 
in the biiil'liug. 

The rent costs $1.'J(X) a year. Hromo seltzer and 
pick-me-ups for denizens of the district returning from 
raids and other things bring in far more than that. 
The sales for the day run all the way from JU.'i to $70. 
The bottle soda fountain, the carbonalor of which is 
so small thai it was nuide to order, has established its 
recorti of 1.4<tO glasses in one day. There are four wall 
cases covered with sliding glass d<H>rs, seven sholToa 
high and three and one-half inches deep. The slwk is 
mostly for emergen<\v and bracingup iHir|Mise«. Pre- 
scriptioMH are seiil out. Light, heat and motive power 

for ll arboiiaior are free. Hours are from 8:30 A. 

M. to ,'...'MI P. .M. 

Mr. I.essing does more business than many a store 
ten or tweiilv times as large. S»-veral interesti^d brokers 
have o(rere<l to back him in a larp«>r store, but he 
di'clines. He may become a broker himself some di>y, 
lie snys. In the picture Mr. Lessing is shown in th» 
cuiiler. 



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THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



83 




The Average Druggist had hit on something new— 
a window display so different from the hackneyed old 
kind that it attracted interest at once. It was an edu- 
cation on the subject of toothbrushes. The purpose 
was to show the various materials used in the manu- 
facture, how they were put together, the difference 
in workmanship in various grades — the whole history 
of toothbrushes. 

On the floor of the window were piles of bristles 
— the fine white "lilies" from Russian wild boars, 
bristles colored and bristles bleached, and the cheaper 
grades from the Western slaughter houses, fibre from 
horn, sisal hemp stubs, split bamboo, and various, 
vegetable fibres used in cheap brushes. Each pile 
had behind it a card giving the name of the substance 
and telling what quality of brush each was used fof. 
Other piles of materials used for handles, were scat- 
tered around, all labelled. Hanging in front, up 
against the glass, were toothbrushes sectioned to show 
the way the bristles were put in, each having a card 
explaining its quality, defects or advantages, and 
price. All around were various styles of brushes, with 
cards telling their advantages and disadvantages. On 
a neat rack behind, other samples were hung, lightly 
stitched to white price cards. The color of the drapery 
and background — a dark blue — brought out every 
ooint. 

The A. D. was wrapping up three nice brushes 
as the Era Man stepped in. "Thanks," he replied to 
praise of his window. "Yes, it's pretty good, and I 
dcn't begrudge a bit of the time it took. Cost a 
lot? Not a bit of it. Most of my raw materials 1 
got from manufacturers on loan and they were mighty 
glad to give me everything I wanted: it helps them as 
well as me." "Effect?" "Well, I've had it in only two 
days, but it has adready begun to get in its good work; 
did you see me wrapping up a dollar's worth of the 
kind that pays me 50 per cent, profit as you came in? 
However, the window is only a supplement to my 
little pamphlet in which I call attention to the display. 
Here's a copy, what do you think of it?" 

The booklet was two-colored, well gotten up and 
of pocket size. The title in Gothic type, was "Facts 
About Toothbrushes," and it read: 

"While the toothbrush is indispensable, few people 
know how to tell a good brush from a poor one ex- 
cept by price. In fact, many druggists are as badly 
informed and depend on the assertions of the salesman 
or the reputation of the manufacturer; yet the d;.= - 
tinction between good and poor is not difficult. We 
have learned how to judge by study and experience 
and we will tell you how. We are perfectly willing to 
have you judge our brushes by the standards we name; 
we use them in buying. 

"The quality of a brush depends on the bristles — 
although the best bristles can be so badly handled 
that the brush is unfit for use — its durability depends 
on how the bristles are secured to the handle. 

"The best bristles are from the half-wild hogs of 
Russia and Poland: the bristles from our own hogs 
coming next. Cheaper grades are prepared by bleach- 
ing the coarser colored bristles, which are most 
abundant. This bleaching greatly impairs elasticity 
and strength. Tough, stifT fibres of the sisal hemp 
plant, bamboo fibres, softened and shredded out: whale- 
bone, stiff hairs from horses, cows and other animals. 
are also used. But there is only pne article that will 
give a good toothbrush — bristles — and a good quality 
must be used then. 

"No other substance has the strength, elasticity and 
durability of prime hog bristles, nothing else will so 



resist the action of moisture, powders or soaps and 
remain so sweet and clean. The hard sheath of the 
bristles is waterproof, while vegetable fibre substances 
take up secretions of the mouth and retain them in 
their pores. They may look well in a new brush, but 
they are poor makeshifts. Very soon the water and 
alkali soften them, they bend and mat together and 
become no more effective than a rag. 

"Hold the brush up to the light and you can almost 
see through the good bristles. Bleached bristles are 
dense and seldom translucent. Good bristles are 
elastic and springy and can be bent double without 
breaking. When buying a brush test the bristles by 
bending and pressing them out and see if they come 
together again. Never buy a toothbrush made out 
of anything but bristles; such a brush is dear at a 
cent. 

"The cheapest brush we can get that is fit to use 
we sell for 15 cents, but the bristles are bleached — not 
first quality. The brush we sell for 25 cents has good 
domestic hog bristles — will give good service. The 
brush we really want you to buy is 35 cents — as good 
in three months as when you buy it; people get a 
year's use out of them with care. 

"After the bristles examine the handle to see how 
they are put in; here's where cheap brushes are de- 
tected. In making good brushes hqles are drilled to 
the proper depth in the flat end. then each row of 
holes is drilled through the bottom — from the outer 
end of the 'flat' — a tiny round shaft connecting alt 
the holes of each row. The proper number of bristles 
for a tuft are doubled in the middle and the bent end 
stuck into a hole; then the other holes in the row are 
filled with its tutt of bristles, and thin tough wire is 
inserted through the shaft and run through the loop 
of each tuft, bent at the end. brought out and the ends 
twisted. This process is repeated with each row until 
all are filled. The bent ends of wire are snipped oft 
and tucked in and the ends of the shafts filled with 
waterproof cement. The ends of the bristles are then 
trimmed. Bristles put in this way will stay. 

"In cheap brushes this expensive method is not 
followed. Holes are drilled into the 'flat', a tuft of 
bristles is forced in with a small tool, the end 
first having been dipped in some cement, and the glue 
or cement, with the expansion of the end of the tuft 
by the filling tool, is relied on to keep the bristles in 
place. Some cheap Japanese brushes have wooden 
or bamboo handles in which the alleged bristles are 
held in with cord or twisted bamboo fibres. Another 
kind of brush has the 'flat' in two parts; the lower 
half has the holes drilled all the way through and the 
bristles are wire-fastened on the inner side, the top 
being glued on afterward. While an improvement 
over the 'glued in' brushes it is likely to smell of 
glue and lose 'ts top when the glue is acted on by the 
water. It is poor economy to buy any but a wire- 
fastened toothbrush. The bristles fall out, become 
lodged between the teeth, cause irritation or even ap- 
pendicitis by lodging in the appendix after being 
swallowed. . 

"The handles are made from many thmgs. Bone 
is the best: wood absorbs moisture, swells and often 
splinters off. 

"It is surprising what a story many common things 
liave— but we wanted to bring out only two things— 
what is the right kind, and, how to pick it out. We 
will be glad at any time to demonstrate these little 
points to you. You will find in our window display 
illustrations of our talk. If you are like us the lesson 
of the window will be, Never buy a Cheap Toothbrush." 



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IJuly 23, 1903. 



BE A OOOD KACHIXS— CVT OUT TEZ LOST MOTIOV. 

•'When 1 bcKin co.iching a yiiutiK man the first 
thing i> tn itll iiim and show him how and harp on 
the ailvantagcs ol making every motion count," said 
an old druggist. 

"I .ilways had a knack that way myself — no false 
motions. I guess it came by me honestly enough, fo» 
there were never two people in this world more cap- 
able ot making their every motion accomplish some- 
thing than my father and mother. 

"Father was a small man in sire, 'but, oh, my!" as 
mother used to say. His five-feet-four used to be the 
landmark in the fields, whether it was haying, sowing 
or bugging potatoes. Folks used to remark, 'No one 
but a Perkins could do that," when they saw him dig- 
ging and picking up a hundred bushels of potatoes, 
husking sixty-five bushels of corn, or cutting three and 
a half cords of four-foot wood in a day. I can't say 
he always did it in the easiest way — perhaps that's 
why he got it done so quickly. Probably he might 
have used a wedge and maul more in splitting up a 
tough block of wood, it may be he might have taken 
hold of the potato fork a little higher up and not bent 
his back so much, and he could have mowed easier 
with less angle between the scythe and snath, but he 
would have been at it longer. 

"Mother was the same way — four-feet-tcn she was. 
When her washing was hung out before the rest of 
the women had their's in the first rinsing, and when she 
maybe churned and baked and ironed the white clothes 
all that same day. 'n then had time to get the meals 
for five good appetites, her's included, and read a 
spell, folks wondered how she did it. People some- 
times don't believe in women working so hard, but 
she didn't think it was working hard; she wasn't tired 
to speak of. because she had saved her motions. Be- 
sides, she didn't have it to do ne.xt day. 

"The secret was just and only in making every 
move count. Father didn't go out digging potatoes 
and carry his fork along and leave his basket behind 
and have to waste half an hour going back after it 
when he got ready to pick up the potatoes. He didn't 
think it necessary to throw every old dried potato 
stalk in a nice row between the hills. He didn't mix 
and carry his plaster and Paris green in twenty-five 
pound lots when he went out to poison bugs; he mixed 
a ton at ime time and took it with the horses. 

"Mother didn't let the fire go out. When the 
washing was finishing, the dinner had begun cooking, 
and before dinner was over the flat irons were heat- 
ing and while the ironing was going on so was the 
bahing. 

"When I got old enough to do the chores I just 
naturally fell into the habit. Father had not reasoned 
the theory all out in his head as I have. So he didn't 
read mc any thesis. But if I went out with a pail of 
swill for the pigs and then came back after the milk 
pails and then came back again after stuff for the hens, 
he would probably say: 'Why didn't you take them 
when you did the swill?' 

"I didn't use to make a trip to the barn to throw 
down hay from the mow for the cows, and then go 
out to the granary after oats for the horses, and then 
hack to the barn to throw down some more hay for 
the cows, and then back to the granary again to get 
corn for the pigs. No, sir! I threw the hay down 
all at once and into the mangers, and got my corn in 
one half-bushel and my oats in another, at one trip. 
Maybe I carried a bigger loail at a time than the other 
way. tiut I had those chores all done before breakfast. 

".\nd I carrieil the pail of milk ami the empty swill 
pail, and inside of that the empty chicken-fee<l dish, 
and inside ol that the eggs, when I went to breakfast. 

"I saved the motions — made every one count. 

"Now. that same thing applies to teaching school 
and civil engineering and working in a ilrug store. A 
trip back for a bottle, 'nother trip back for a cork, and 
then another one back for a label, itrrhaps then for- 
getting the pa«te or finding the cork ilon't fit. don't 
V-iy Have them right to your hand when you fill the 



bottle, or, if there is no room or you have to fill the 
bottle in another part of the shop than usual, bring 
your accessories at one trip, or carry your bottle to 
them 

"Don't sweep out the store and then take your 
broom into the back room and then come way across 
the store again to shut the front door. 

"It would be as much sense to walk around a 
package while you are putting a string on it. 

"Some fellows tell me that this is system, machine 
work. Well, we are all machines of work. Why 
not be a good one as well as a poorly-working one? 
And we are getting away from the common reproach 
of the term because we arc using our brains more to 
direct our work. 

"When you are a machine, be a good one — cut out 
the lost motion." 



A KAH OF MANY BUBIHESSES. 

We all li.ivc heard about the country storekeeper 
who also was the undertaker and the liveryman and 
the postmaster and the notary public and. probably, 
a farmer, as well. But here is a druggist who has a 
side line or two himself. He is Geo. M. Fairweather. 
Dorchester. New Brunswick, and he sent an order to 
Simpson Bros. Co.. Limited, wholesale druggists at 
Halifax. Nova Scotia, who forwarded it to the Era. 
The order is on a robin's-egg blue, private postal 
and on the front is is recited that Mr. Fairweather has 
the central office of the New Brunswick Telephone 
Co.. that he is agent for fountain pens, paints, sewing 
machines, shoe dressing, soap, gramophones and 
flowers, naming the makes of each line. But on the 
other side of the card is this list: Drugs, groceries, 
fruit, confectionery, cigars, tobaccos, books, station- 
ery, fancy goods, cutlery, watches, clocks, jewelry, 
silverware, souvenir goods. Japanese china. Not so 
bad, you say. But. read on! Sporting goods, store 
and plough fittings, stores, furnaces, ammunition, tin, 
iron and enamel ware; paints, oils and varnishes; sew- 
ing machine fittings, county produce and livery stable! 
Does he have his country produce in glass cases, we 
wonder? And is the livery stable next to the prescrip- 
tion department? 



WHEN wr HAVE A WZLL OF LEMOKASE. 

The old stone well at Barnc>' drug store. Syracuse, 
has gained such fame that last week a man came from 
Georgia and several have stopped over a train to see 
it. There is nothing wonderful about the affair except 
its originality. A well is built in plain sight at the 
end of the soda fountain. The lemonade is ladled out 
with a dipper. Mr. Barnes, in selling for five cents a 
glass, was taking a Big risk. The lemonade is the 
"real thing," no acids or adulterations. The first year 
the well lost money, as it was new and there was not 
business enough to warrant buying lemons in large 
quantities. The next year, however, the well had be- 
come noised around pretty well and it became a habit 
for hundreds to "go over to Barnes" and get a pint of 
lemonade for a nickel. Trade was now big enough 
to buy lemons at right prices and the well began to 
pay. To sell a pint of good lemonade for five cents 
and make a profit is quite an achievement. 

JONES A COKMON NAKK. 

.\dvorlising brains are shown in a fetching booklet 
distributed by the Daniel R. Jones Co.. Wells Build- 
ing. Milwaukee, entitled "Jones — A Common Name 
for an Uncommon Drug Store." The most impressive 
and seasonable argument is a complete price list of all 
drinks serveil at the soda fountain, comprising some 
two hundred and fifty separate beveragei. ranging 
from plain soda at a nickel to tonics, mineral waters 
and fancy lemonades at twenty-five and thirty-five 
cents. There are also arguments for pure olive oil. 
toilet soaps, perfumes, sunburn remedies, as well as a 
good word for the prescription counter and telephone 
service, .\nother effective piece of literature for the 
same store is a mtiling car<l. sent to all tenants in the 
WelK Building, which contains fifteen floors of offices. 



July 23, 1903.1 



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85 



PROPRIETARY PREPARATIONS VS. THE 
NATIONAL FORMULARY.* 

By DA\"ID 11. G.\LLO\VAV, Ph. G., M. D. 

AT first sight this subject is likely to cause 
some surprise to the average physician. 
Can it be possible that there is a rivalry be- 
tween the preparations oi the National 
Formulary and those of the proprietary manufacturers 
for the favor of the doctors? 

By proprietary medicines I infer is meant those 
medicines put up ready for sale to the public or for 
dispensing on the order of physicians, who are so 
thoughtless or short-sighted as to prescribe them, 
and the composition of which is secret. I will leave 
out of the discussion the large class of synthetic prep- 
arations the formulas of which are published, the 
names of which are copyrighted and the drugs them- 
selves patented. I believe, however, that patents 
should not be allowed on any drug or chemical, nor 
a perpetual copyright on the name of any such prepar- 
ation. Let the process of manufacture and a fancy 
name, if desired, be protected by patents and then 
when the patent expires the process and the name as 
well will become public property. 

Physicians who Allow Manufacturers to do Their 
Prescribing. 

But to return to the secret preparations. I be- 
lieve that most physicians would be astonished if they 
could look along the shelves of the average drug store 
and note the number of bottes of "patent medicines" 
which have been opened and a portion of the con- 
tents used to dispense on the prescriptions of physi- 
cians. It is appalling to know what a large portion of 
our profession are too lazy, ignorant or incompetent 
to do their own prescribing and w'ho are willing to 
allow the manufacturers do their thinking and pre- 
scribing for them: manufacturers to, in many cases, 
who know little of pharmacy and less of medicine. 

Medicine is supposed to be an altruistic profession 
and the physician an altruist or, at least, as near to it 
as frail humanity can readily come, and I believe that 
the majority of its members are actuated by the best 
of motives and the highest ideals. There are very 
few of us who would not shield a patient from diph- 
theria or scarlet fever if we could, though by so doing 
w-e deprive ourselves of the fees that would accrue 
from the care of the patient during the course of the 
disease. 

Fostering Self-Medication. 

If self medication on the part of the patient is an 
evil, then the prescriptions of many physicians by 
fostering this habit are doing harm and not good. 
Since in this case at least the good of the physician 
and the advantage of the doctor are identical, it is 
hard to understand the latter's action. The man- 
ufacturers are not sucking doves, but some of us in 
guilelessness would seem to be twins of that astute 
fowl, that we allow these same manufacturers to use 
us as cat's-paws to rake their golden chestnuts out of 
the commercial fire. 

How the Patient Dispenses with the Services of the 
Doctor. 

The maker of the nostrum usually marks his prep- 
aration carefully "to avoid mistakes," that is. to avoid 
the mistake of failure to let the patient know what the 
medicine is, so that he can thereafter procure it of the 
druggist direct without the intervention of the doctor. 
This redounds greatly to the advantage of the manu- 
facturer because the patient will not only use it on 
less urgent occasion but he will also recommend it 
to his friends with the assurance that it is a good 
thing, "for my doctor prescribed it for me." Finally, 
the patient, not to mention his friend, can dispense 



* Read before the Hyde Park Druggists' Association 
of Chicago and at the request of the as.sociation con- 
tributed to the Era for publication. 



with the services of the doctor even for diagnostu 
purposes. 

How the Doctor Introduces his Successor. 

The insinuating agent, or the manufacturer him- 
self—by circular— confidentially imparts the informa- 
tion to the doctor that "our make" of simple syrup is 
a great discovery, and that discovery stopped when 
this one was made, but lest the rascally druggist sub- 
stitue "something equally good," which is w^orthless, 
the doctor should not fail to prescribe an original 
bottle. Not only, then, does the doctor 
allow the medicine maker to tell him what 
he shall prescribe but to indicate the size of his pre- 
scription-. The poor, busy, unsophisticated, unthink- 
ing doctor does as he is told— by suggestion of course 
— and he does not even think, should he discover that 
the wily manufacturer has his name — and probablv 
the name of the preparation also — "blown in the 
bottle," so that there can be no mistake when the 
patient wants to get it again without consulting the 
doctor. 

You thus have introduced into your practice your 
successor. You have not required him to furnish 
recommendations and you have not received anything 
for your "good will." The next time your patient has 
similar symptoms he will go to his druggist and show 
his bottle, to avoid mistakes, and ask for another 
bottle of "Fakem's Tonic." The alcohol it contains 
will cause an exhilaration which makes him think that 
it is doing him good — though he may be a teetotaler 
— and he will recommend the medicine to his friends 
instead of recommending the doctor. 

Conditions in Chicago and Elsewhere. 

But the druggists of Chicago can congratulate 
themselves that the conditions are not nearly so bad 
as they are in many cities of smaller size. I have 
recently taken a trip through the country and, as I 
have many acquaintances among the druggists. I called 
at a great many drug stores and talked with the drug- 
gists, and this subject came up in several places. Of 
course there is no danger of such deplorable condi- 
tions prevailing in a city like Chicago, a city of medi- 
cal schools and phanuacy schools, of medical journals 
and medical societies. 

Proprietary Medicine Prescribers Benefactors! 

There are certain things in nature which only seem 
to be evil. For instance it has been said that even 
tuberculosis is a factor for the building up of a fine 
and vigorous human race. By weeding out the weak- 
lings and the otherwise unfit, it leaves a race which 
improves much faster than it would if the victims of 
tuberculosis were allowed to mature and leave a pro- 
geny to inherit their weaknesses. So it may be that 
our proprietary luedicine prescribers are benefactors 
of their patients in that they turn them over sooner or 
later to the tender mercies of the manufacturers, in 
whose hands they may fare better than they do in the 
hands of these practitioners of medicine. The doctor 
being to this extent simply a middle man, a distribut- 
ing agent, so to speak, and the elimination of the 
middleman will be an advantage in point of economy 
r.t least. 

Why Not Become Familiar with Official Preparations? 

But. soberly now. why should we not each get a 
Pharmacopoeia, a National Formulary and a dispensa- 
tory, make ourselves familiar with the preparations 
which can be made for us by any competent pharma- 
cist and use these preparations to the exclusion of the 
secret nostrums, the composition of which we do not 
know, and the therapeutic properties of which may be 
changed at the will of the maker and without our 
knowledge? Instead of "anti-pain" for headache why 
not try compound powder of acetanilid and so on, ad 
libitum? 

Assistance from the Druggist. 

Get better acquainted with your druggist and you 
will get more intelligent assistance from him about 



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u the headache did not stop instantly, nor 
in a few minutes, she repeated the dose, 
(or she was given to understand tHat the 
powders were harinlvss. How many limes she re- 
peated the dose 1 do not know, but some time later 
her mother found her in bed and, to all appearances, 
dead. I was called in hf>t haste, and I did not wonder 
that tliey thought her dead for her appearance was 
such as to warrant such a belief. ] spent most of the 
night there and she lived and will probably let patent 
headache powders alone in the future. 



V. W. K. TKItRY. Detroit, Midi. 

Local Secretary, 10O.'{ A. I'll. A. Mcetiug, Mackiuac 

Island, Mich. 



the preparations you wish to prescribe than you will 
from the manulacturcrs's agent whom you have list- 
ened to too long. The druggists as a class start out 
with a better equipment for their work than we do for 
ours, for they are required to get their experience, or 
a good deal of it, before they get their diplomas, while 
we get our diplomas first and our experience after- 
v.-ard. 

Experiences in Professional Life. 

I wish now to pay my respects to our hosts by re- 
lating two incidents in my own experience. I called 
on a patient and wrote a prescription (not for a secret 
preparation and not written in secret signs) but there 
was no one in the house who could conveniently go 
to the drug store to have it filled. I asked who their 
druggist was and volunteered to leave the prescription 
at the store and have the medicine delivered. As I 
stepped up to the drug store counter I was met by a 
large sign which advised in large letters "Doctor your- 
self. Onion's remedies always cure." There was a 
lot more of it which I did not stop to read. As I 
handed the prescription to the druggist I took occa- 
sion to say that I was verv glad that I did not send 
the patient if that was the kind of advice he dispensed 
with my prescriptions. She might have taken his ad- 
vice instead of my medicine, and then I might have 
been out of an occupation. Hereafter I would try to 
see that all my prescriptions which came to him were 
brought by myself or by a messenger who could not 
rearf 

The other case happened in this way. I had writ- 
ten a prescription for a patient and a young woman 
was to go for the medicine. Before starting she con- 
sulted me about a headache from which she was suf- 
fering The headache was. in my opinion. <lue to 
constipation ami I a<lvised her to get some salts from 
the druggist and take a dose that night before retiring. 
She went to the druggist's and slopped to look into his 
beautifully lighted window. The window w.ts dressed 
in lipllinnt rolor-; nnd several hundred limes repeated 
w.' • ■prictary preparation which was 

1.1! :i sure cure for headache and 

v.ii ' iIkiukIiI that it would be easier 

an>l 'I'll' ki r ih m iln- salt*, An she bought a package 
and look it home with her. She took one powder and 




ROOMS DISINFECTED WITH XEBCTmiC CHLOHIOZ. 

E. Bcrtavelli (.Xpot. Zcit.) finds that practically no 
danger is incurred in occupying rooms which have 
been disinfected with mercuric chloride, particularly if 
care be taken to remove the disinfectant as complete- 
ly as possible. .After spraying the walls with a solu- 
tion of the salt no mercury remained suspended in the 
atmosphere of the room. In a series of experiments, 
in the case of only one individual out of thirteen 
could a minute quantity of mercury be detected in the 
urine. With mice confined in a box previously dis- 
infected with a one per cent, solution of sublimate, 
mercury was found in two cases out of fourteen, but 
if a strong metal gau/e were placed several centi- 
meters above the floor all the mice remained free from 
mercury poisoning. 



FUHIFIEO COCOANUT OIL. 

The Pharmaceutische Centralhalle describes a pro- 
cess for purifying coccianut oil. converting it into a 
very acceptable table oil. The material is first agitated 
witii dilute acid and then treated with powdered lime. 
At a gentle heat, 50 to 60 degrees C. the lime neutral- 
izes the free acids of the oil. forming a lime soap. The 
neutral oil is separated from the soap by filtration. 
The oil thus prepared, still posesses a disagreeable 
odor. This is removed by agitation with an aqueous 
solution. 2 in 100. of alkali carbonate and heating at 
100 degrees until all peculiar odors disappear. The 
alkali carbonate is removed by washing with water. 
The resulting product is a neutral oil, without either 
odor or taste. 



INFLUENCE OF CARBOHYDRATES tlPON DIGESTION. 

A German medical journal reports the result of a 
series of experiments inteniled to determine the quan- 
tities of different jiroducts (^( digestion formed within 
a short time after eating various foixls. The stomach 
of an adult healthy person was found to have rendered 
soluble at the end of an hour a series of a albumenoids 
without the secretion of anv hydrochloric acid, .\fter 
the consumption of rice with the meat, the quantity of 
albumen rendered soluble during the same length of 
time was increased by at least 10 per cent. The ex- 
periment was repeated a number of times and invari- 
ablv gave evidence of the favorable influence of the 
carbohydrate. 

ACTIVE CONBTITITENT OF ALOES. 

M. I. Wilbert (.\mer. Journ. riiarm 1 states that 
the clifTercnt varieties of commercial aloes may be 
divided into two classes, one containing harbaloin 
with little or no isobarbaloin. and the other conlaininK 
considerable quantities of isobarbaloin in addition to 
the aloin. Ho thinks that ultimately a preparation wHI 
be found which will represent the cathartic principle 
of aloes more satisfactorily than aloin. 



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87 




The object of this department Is to furnish our subscrlberB 
mod their clerks with reliable and tried formulas and to discuss 
questloBS relating to practical pharmacy, prescription work, dis- 
pensing difficulties, etc. 

Requests for Information are not acknowledged by mall, and 
ANONYMOUS COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVE NO ATTENTION; 
neither do we answer queries In this department from non-sub- 
flcrlbers. In this department frequent reference Is necessarily 
made to Information published In previous Issues of the Era. 
Copies of these may be obtained at ten cents each, except a few 
Issues which are out of print, for which we charge twenty*flTe 
cents each. 



Storing Distilled Water. 

(G. E. B.) The Pharmacopoeia directs that dis- 
tilled water shall be kept in glass-stoppered bottles, 
rinsed with hot distilled water immediately before 
being filled. Another very excellent arrangement is 
to adopt a white earthenware bottle of several gallons 
capacity; the bottle should also be labeled and used for 
no other purpose. This suggestion comes from Mr. 
Umney, an English pharmacist, who states that the 
supply of water when so kept is found in a uniformly 
good condition. For keeping large quantities (20 or 
30 gallons) of distilled water, for a short time only, 
we presume there would be no serious objection to 
storing it in an oak barrel, well paraffined on the in- 
side, though this procedure is hardly necessary when 
one can very easily procure glass tanks or containers 
of almost any capacity and so made that the contents 
may be entirely protected from the air. The Appert 
Glass Co. of this city, manufactures such containers. 
Distilled water should not be kept in copper tanks. 

Some years ago Dr. J. N. Hurty of Indianapolis, 
gave the following directions for keeping distilled 
water: Prepare an empty carboy by boring with a 
rat-tail file a hole in the shoulder; through this hole 
introduce a glass siphon, made air tight at the point 
of contact with the carboy by slipping over the siphon 
tube a piece of rubber tubing, and, on the longer arm, 
tubing about four inches long, provided with a pinch- 
cock. Into the mouth of the carboy fit a perforated 
cork, holding a glass tube filled with cotton; this is 
to be inserted as a stopper, the tube filled with cotton 
acting as a vent. All the air entering the carboy will 
be drawn through the cotton, thus being filtered per- 
fectly free from motes. It is these motes, or dust 
particles, among which the seeds of the confervae 
exist, that cause the ropiness which we wish to avoid. 
When the carboy is full insert the perforated stopper 
carrying the tube filled with cotton; start the siphon, 
and now, if the stopper is not removed, the entire con- 
tents may be used, as required, and not a single fleck 
will form therein. 



Premature Gray Hair. 

(S. H, R.) .-Xs a rule nothing can be done to per- 
manently restore the color to gray hair. If the malady 
IS due to neuralgia, the cure of that difficulty will some- 
times be followed by restoration of color. The ad- 
ministration of iron, phosphorus, and sulphur, has 
been advised on theoretical grounds, and may be tried 
if the "whitening'' seems to be due to physical disa- 
bility. In the way of remedies, cases have been re- 
ported in which the hair has grown darker under the 
lo ,g continued use of jaborandi by the mouth, or 
pilocarpine subcutaneously. Acetic acid has also been 
recommended as having a decided tendency to increase 
the pigmentation of the hair. Whatever method of 
treatment be adopted, the rules of the hygiene of the 



scalp should be enforced. According to Jackson, all 
that can be done for this difficulty is to artificially re- 
store the color by means of hair dyes, and their use 
IS to be strongly advised against. Plucking the white 
hair is worse than useless. From another authorit> 
we quote a formula for dyeing gray hair black: 

(1) Bismuth citrate 1 ounce 

Alcohol 5 drams 

Rose water, distilled water, 

of each 2 ounces 

Ammonia a sufficiency 

Apply in the morning. 

(2) Sodium hyposulphite 12 drams 

Distilled water 4 ounces 

Apply thoroughly in the evening. 

Electrolysis for the Removal of Hair. 

(S. A.) Most of the medical colleges having 
courses in electro-therapeutics include instruction in 
the use of the electric needle for the removal of super- 
fluous hair, electrolysis of tumors, warts, naevi, etc. 
We know of no particular school which makes a 
specialty of this kind of instruction. The J. Kidder 
Mfg. Co., Waite & Bartlett Mfg. Co. and George 
Tiemann & Co., all of this city, manufacture electric 
machines and galvanic batteries wliich include equip- 
ment for various minor surgical operations. The re 
mioval of hair by electrolysis is performed about as 
follows: Connect the small platinum needle with the 
negative pole of the galvanic battery and introduce 
it into the hair sack, using the hair as a guide. The 
point of the needle should be carried to the bottom of 
the sack. The positive pole of the battery should be 
connected with a sponge electrode, which can be 
placed on the skm near the hairs to be removed; when 
electrolysis has been caried far enough the hair bulb 
can be easily pulled out. Use from 4 to 6 cells of 
the battery. After the operator has had a little ex- 
perience he will know the time required and number 
of cells to use. Jackson's "Diseases of the Hair and 
Scalp." published by E. B. Treat, this city, contains 
considerable practical information on this subject. 

Bird Lime. 

(L. B. T.) Bird lime is a thick, soft, tough and 
sticky mass of a greenish color, has an unpleasant 
smell and bitter taste, melts easily on heating, and 
hardens when exposed in thin layers to the air. It is 
difficult to dissolve in alcohol, but easily soluble in hot 
alcohol, oil of turpentine, fat oils, and also somewhat 
in vinegar. The Techno-Chemical Recipe Book states 
that the best quality is prepared from the inner green 
bark of the holly (Ilex aquifolium). which is boiled, 
then put in barrels, and submitted for fourteen days 
to slight fermentation until it becomes sticky. .An- 
other process of preparing it is to mix the boiled bark 
with juice of mistletoe berries and burying it in the 
ground until fermented. The bark is then pulverized, 
boiled and washed. Artificial bird lime is prepared by 
boiling and then igniting linseed oil. or boiling print- 
ing varnish until it is very tough and sticky. It is also 
prepared by dissolving cabinetmakers' glue in water 
and adding a concentrated solution of chloride of 
zinc. The mixture is very sticky, does not dry on ex- 
posure to the air. and has the advantage that it can be 
easily washed off the feathers of the birds. 

We do not know to what extent artificial bird lime 
is used in the manufacture of sticky flypaper. 

Tints for Face Powders. 

(C. T.) Various suggestions for tinting face pow- 
ders have been printed in the Era. However, car- 
mine and eosine are usually employed for giving to 
face powder a flesh color. The former is best tritur- 
ated with talc, in the proportion of i part of carmine 
to ,3 of talc, and a sufTicient quantity of the mi.xture 
incorporated with the face powder to produce the 
requisite tint. It depends upon the mixture of the 
constituents how much of the mixture would be re- 
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I July 23. 1903. 




\i.\i:iii\ A. sTcii T. r.iiiiVi..ii. iii.i. 
I'resideut lujiuna Ph. A. 

termincd by experiment. If cosine is used, it should 
be dissolved in a little water (about I in 20) and a 
sufficient quantity of this added to the powdered talc 
to impart to the latter a deep tint. This tinted talc 
can then be used for mi.xing with the face powder. To 
make the "flesh" tint produced by these colors more 
natural add a certain proportion of aniline orange. 
By increasing the quantity of orange a brunette color 
may be produced. Other pigments used arc cartha- 
mine, various lakes, Spanish and Venetian reds, ochre. 



Bitters. 

(L. & H.) The following formulas are from the 
Era Formulary: 

(!) Grind to a coarse powder 4 ounces of cin- 
chona or chirctta bark, 10 ounces of sweet orange 
peel, I ounce of lemon peel, i ounce of bitter orange 
peel, I dram of cinnamon, I dram of nutmeg, i dram 
of cloves, and .K> cayenne seeds. Infuse for about 10 
days in 4 gallons of 65 per cent, alcohol, and then 
filter off into bottles. 

(2) Bitter orange peel, ground, 4 ounces; gentian 
root, 3 ounces; nutmeg, 'A ounce; cloves, '4 ounce; 
cinnamon, ' j ounce; syrup, 6 ounces; St. Croix rum, 
I gallon. Macerate for 7 days; express and filter. 

(3) Goldenseal root, tulip tree bark, bitter root, 
of each, 1 dram; prickly ash berries, sassafras, capsi- 
cum, of each 'i dram; sherry wine, sufficient, or 
enough to make 3 pints. Kxhaust the drugs by mac- 
eration or percolation with enough wine to obtain 3 
pints of "bitters." Label "wine bitters"; dose from 
l/j to 3 fluid ounces. 



Eaience of Ratafia. 

(A. I.. \V > "Katafia" i- a term applied to a flav- 
oring essence, the basi^ nf which is essential oil of 
bitter almond. According to one authority, peach 
kernels are pro|>erly the source of ratafia, but any of 
the other substances yielding bitter almond oil is used. 
The name "ratafia" is also applied in France as a 
cnmnion generic term to a variety of liqueurs com- 
pounded of npirit, sugar and the odoriferous and flav- 
oring principles of vegetables, more particularly to 



those liqueurs cuntaining the juices of recent fruits, 
or the kernels of apricots, cherries or peaches. De 
Brcvan says the term is applied very loosely, but al- 
most all of the liqueurs made by infusion are known 
under the name "ratafias," this method of preparation 
being applied to some substances, where it is impos- 
sible to extract the perfume by distillation with either 
alcohol or water. 



Removing Gum of Sticky Fly Paper from Furniture. 
(J H D.) "C. II. \..." Bayonne. N. J , writes that 
you can remove the gum of sticky flypaper (Tangle- 
foot ) from furniture with oil of turpentine and not 
injure the varnished surface. 



GATHERED FORMULAS. 

Weather Forecaster. 

di 

C.il.iili .lil.iri.le 1 part 

< H-liitin 10 pnrtK 

W.ilcr 100 ports 

(21 

Copper cliloriile 1 part 

Celatin 10 parts 

^^■ate^ 100 parts 

CJ) 

Colinlt chloride 1 part 

-Viekel oxide 0.75 part 

• Jtlntin 20 parts 

Wafer 200 pons 

These solutions may be painted on the insidcs of 
windows, or on calico, and in fine weather No. 1 ap- 
pears blue. No. 2 yellow, and No. 3 green. When wet 
weather approaches, the colors disappear. 



Solder for Glass. 

A compound of tin (95 parts') and zinc (5 parts) 
melts at only 200 degrees C. and can then be firmly 
united to glass. An alloy of 90 parts of tin and 10 
parts of aluminum melts at 390 degrees C, adheres, 
like the preceding, to glass, and is equally brilliant. 
With either of these alloys glass may be soldered as 
easily as metal, in two ways. In one, heat the pieces of 
glass in a furnace and rub a stick of soldering alloy 
over their surfaces. The alloy will melt, and can be 
easily spread by means of roll of paper or a slip of 
aluminum. Press the pieces firmly together, and 
keep so until cool. In the other method a common 
soldering iron, or a rod of aluminum, is heated over 
a coal fire, a gas jet or a flame supplied by petroleum. 
The hot iron is passed over the alloy and then over the 
pieces to be soldered, without the use of a dissolvant. 
Care should be taken that neither the soldering iron 
nor the glass be brought to a temperature about melt- 
ing point of the alloy, lest the latter should be oxi- 
dized, which would prevent it from adhering. 

Fly Paper. 

< 'liloride of cobalt 4 drams 

Wilier, hot 10 ounces 

r.rown KUgnr 1 ounce 

Dissolve the cobalt in water, and add the sugar, 

.Saturate unsized brown paper in the solution and hang 

the jiaper up to dry. 

(2> 

I'otnxsium bi<'lironiate 10 parts 

SuBnr 30 parts 

( )il "f pepper 2 parts 

,\l<oliol 20 parts 

Wilier 120 part* 

Mix thoroughly, digest for several days and filter 

off the li(|uid. In this solution soak unsized absorbent 

paper, allow to dry. and again soak and allow to dry. 

Perfume for Ballroom Floor-GIoaa. 

«))! of Inveiiclrr ''j ouneo 

(Ml of verbeiin 20 mhilnis 

Oil of neroli 20 nihihus 



NEWS DEPARTMENT. 




An impostiir, rein'cscuting himsolf to bo aii"af,'eiit of 
Ciilgato & Co., lias been jjoine tlic nmnds of \Vas!i- 
iiiKton. L). C, offering to give a chair away with a eer- 
laiu miinber of bottles of iierfuinc. Tlie police are 
iMiw on his "'scent." 



Rosenthal Got Married in a Matter of a Half-Dozen 
Hours — A Wedding Present Was the Bounce. 

Geurgf F. 8tackhyiisf conies to this city as manager 
of the locai branch of The I'helps Company of Buffalo, 
the "chocolate chips" people. He is a premier insurance 
man and was once a Pinkcrton special investigator. 

The boys are piling away on vacations these days. 
Grant J. Woolston of Holton & Adams, and the ilrs. 
are away in the Adiiondacks. where Grant, with .fl.l).'! 
worth o£ fishing tackle is laying in a stock of yarns. 
Mr. and Mrs. Woolston occupied rooms next to .Tohn 
Lane, Schieffelin & Co.'s Massachusetts man, and Mrs. 
Lane, at the Connecticut Ph. A. meeting. It was cold 
and Grant tore up newspapers and put them on the 
bed. Mrs. Lane said: "Someone's tearing paper off the 
wall, John; I wish you would, too." But John wouldn't. 

W. L. Anderson of Pewaukee, Wis., has accepted a 
position as traveling salesman with Henry Thayer 
& Co., jCambridgeport, Mass., his territory being Wis- 
consin. G. C. Ttemhard is now traveling for Frederick 
Stearns & Co., Detroit, in Minnesota and South Dakota. 
< 'harks Diuro, formerly w»th Jerm.T(n, PHeuger &" 
Kuhmstcad, Milwaukee, and later with Lord, Owen & 
Co., Chicago, has charge of the sundry department of 
the Vahr A: Lange Drug Co., Milwaukee, succeeding 
August Ficii, who goes en the road for the firm in 
Minnesota and Iowa. 

Fred B. Taylor has sold out his interest in Bowman 
<t Co., Oakland, Cal., and was in this city rigging up 
with a line of Johnson »t .Johnson specialties to take 
back and sell. 

Sidney J. Brister, for many years traveling sales- 
man for Strong, Cobb & Co., Cleveland, has resigned 
his position to undertake the management of a bank at 
New Philadelphia. O. His place is taken by J. S. 
Marquis of Lisbon, f).. formerly in the employ of Hance 
Bros. & White of Philadelphia. 

L. D. Worden, the genial representative of W. H. 
Schieffelin & Co., w^as in Buffalo last week calling on 
the trade. He has fully recovered from an accident 
which befell him a few weeks ago at Liberty, where 
he sustained a badly sprained ankle. 

A traveling salesman, who, until his wedding, repre- 
sented Henry Thayer & Co., of Cambridgeport, Mass., 
must be awarded the palm for doing things up quickly. 
The man is Dr. Jacob S. Rosenthal and he represented 
his firm in Indiana.' In Indianapolis he met a young 
woman who was employed in the local telephone ex- 
change. That was at nine o'clock in the evening. Two 
hours later they were engaged. Another two hours 
and Rosenthal had secured his marriage license. At 
two in the morning the "happy couple" aroused a 
justice. A letter from Rosenthal's employers was on its 
way at the time of the wedding, informing him that he 
was out of a job. 



COMMERCIAL SECTION A. PH. A. 

Thos. V. Wooten, chairman of the commercial 
section of the A. Ph. A. has addressed a letter to 
members of that organization asking for contributed 
articles to be read at the Mackinac Island meeting. 
Here is a list of the topics suggested: 

"1. What in your opinion is the greatest of all 
obstacles to the commercial welfare of the retail phar- 
macist'/ What is the best method of removing this 
obstacle? 

"2. Is the practice of self-dispensing by physicians 
increasing or diminishing? To what extent are repu- 
table manufacturers of pharmaceuticals blamable for 
this i)ractice? 

"3. What is the best means of preventing physicians 
from prescribing Never-say-die-ine and the thousand 
and one secret remedies (?) physicians are talked into 
using by smooth-tongued canvassers, which prepara- 
tions druggists, at much trouble and financial loss, are 
compelled to stock? Has the distribution and use of 
the epitome of the National Formulary been of advan- 
tage to this end? 

"4. Has the plan of druggists holding conferences 
with their physicians in a body been tried in your city; 
if so, with what results? 

"5. Is it your observation that cooperative manu- 
facturing by pharmacists is a success? 

"6. Aside from ethical considerations, is it your 
belief that the selling of just-as-good preparations in 
lieu of advertised proprietaries, when the latter are 
demanded, is good business policy? 

"7. Does not the plan of druggists adopting a mu- 
tually satisfactory schedule of prices for the selling of 
counter goods, as well as proprietaries, materially in- 
crease their profits? Has this plan been tried in your 
community? (See copy of schedule recommended by 
N. A. R. D. sent you under another cover.) 

"8. Would a reduction in the number of drug stores, 
by combining two or more under one management, 
yield Iietter financial returns, and is this plan feasible 
in ordinary conditions? 

"9. What is the best means to prevent the multi- 
plying of drug stores whereby the number of clerks is 
decreased to the disadvantage of the older stores, no 
financial advantage being gained by the proprietors of 
the new unneeded stores, they being better off as clerks? 

"10. To what extent would the teaching of a com- 
prehensive business course in the various colleges of 
pharmacy lessen the number of druggists leading a 
hand-to-mouth existence, making no money themselves 
and preventing others from doing so? 

"11. Does not the handling of a considerable num- 
ber of side linef, scattering as it does the energies of 
the druggist, tend to hurt rather than to help his busi- 
ness ? 

"12. Determined by your own experience and obser- 
vation, what side lines are most profitable and at the 
same time detract least from the business of filling pre- 
scriptions and dispensing drugs and medicines? 

"13. What are the most effective means of creating 
a demand for one's own remedies? 

"14. Would not cooperative window dressing be 
advantageous to druggists, lessening the expense and 
making it possible for druggists to use to better profit 
windows for which they pay heavily? 

"15. What is the best means of inducing druggists 
to leave their stores and mingle more with men in the 
outside world so as to become less unapproachable on 
business propositions vitally affecting their own inter- 



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THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



[July 23, 1903. 




PHARMACY AT WORLD'S FAIR. 

As at Paris, Chemistiy and Pharmacy Will be Classified 
with the Liberal Arts, Instead of with the Manu- 
factures, as at Chicago. 
Pharinnc.v at tlip Wnrid's Fair, St. Louis, next 
summer, will be oared for in the Liberal Arts Palace, 
as phnrmiicy is properly a liberal art. The many e<iuip- 
nient.s. processes and products will be shown. The pal- 
ace will cover nine acres of ground and be 5'Jo.\750 
feet in size, in the form of an elaborate rectangle, each 
of its four facades presenting a rich and impressive 
succession of pavillions and coUonades, in pairs, in- 
cluding logias of rare grace and beauty. 

There were few exhibits of chemicals at the Chicago 
World's Kair. They were classKied as niannfai'lnri-s. 
At I'aris. in 1000 there were many interesting exhibits, 
the I'nited Slates having I!4 exhibitors. There, for 
the first time, the g1^'. and growing importance of 
chemistry as a factor in the industrial life was fully 
recognized by its classification in liberal arts, a step in 
advance of munufacturee. France, with her character- 
Ulic progressiveness, made a most interesting display 
which should certainly be eclipsed by the I'nited States 
In VJtH. The historical exhibits at I'aris were not the 
least in interest. There was the balance of Lavoisier, 
the products of Chevreul, the apparatus of tJay-Lussac 
und the pPHlucts of the investigations by Sainle-Chiire 
I>oville, Berthelot and Moissan, all of exceeding inter- 
eiit. France and (Jerinany will be fully represented at 
St. I»uiH. 
There s<>eniN to be. at the present time, excellent reu- 
Nim for (he American chemist to show the mnniifnctnre 
of cnleiiiui carbide, of carborundum, the electrolysis of 
unit with the prnduclion of caustic scnla and chlorine, 
lh>> preporntion of sodium cnrbonale and other charac- 
lerimii- and iinpurtnnt brJincheN <>f the djemical indus- 
try. Lnborntory nppariitus ninnuracturi'rH may also 
rIiow every ilevlee fur UHe in the chemical imiustry, as 
well UN the maniifartnrer of inarhinery and uleUHils 
U»ed In the pr<Mluclion uf cheniii'alN and drugs. 

The rlipnilcnl indunlry and pharinnceutii'al arts com- 
pri'e the Inmtiil group In the liberal arts ileparlment. 



It is designed by Colonel John A. Ockerson, chief of 
the department, to have as much of the machinery and 
processes in this exhibit in operation as possible. Elec- 
tric power, water and gas are in the liberal arts pal- 
ace, and readily obtainable. It will be possible, there- 
fore, to have actuallv shown the processes used in treat- 
ing waste water from factories, the luethod of com- 
pressicin and liquefaction of gases, and the making of 
artiticinl textile fabrics, the making of pills, of Daint 
grinding, and all other classitietl processes. 

The enormous production of drugs and pharmaceuti- 
cal products of all kinds in this country find representa- 
tion in group "j:!, not imly in the raw material of pliar- 
nincy, the equipnient of the manufactory, but the pro- 
duct, both simple and compiAinded. Following is the 
classification of group 'Si: 

Class lO'J — Laboratory apparatus and utensils; en- 
anieler's lamps, blow-pipes; presses, drying oveus, filters, 
electric furnaces. 

Class ItXt — Apparatus and instruments for makiug 
industrial and commercial analyses. 

Class loi — IO<|uipinent and processes used in the 
chemical treatment of animal substances, with their 
pro<lucts; s\iperphosphates, soaps, candles, glycerine. 

Class 105 — .Vpparatus and processes for the pro- 
duction by electrolysis of hydrogen peroxide, chlorine, 
hypochlorites, chlorates, soda, bleaching materials, and 
various other chemicals. 

Class Uh; — Fi|uipnient atid proces.ses used in the 
manufacture of vegetable essenctw, varnishes, com- 
mercial rubbi-r, substitutes for India rubber and articles 
of gotta perclia. 

Class 107 — I')<|uipment and processes used in treat- 
ing tile niiiieriil substances used for lighting, heating 
and lubrication; coal, shale petroleum, ozocerite, etc. 

Class llkS — Ki|Uipmi-iit and processes usihI in treating 
wash water from factories (by chemical or electrical 
methods) with a view of ]iermilling>their return to water 
courses. 

Class UM) — Kiiuipineiil for charcoal works and the 
proiluclioii of various derivatives; melhylale<l spirit, 
acetone, acetic acid. tar. 

Class 1H> — Appiinitus and processi-s for the com- 
pr"ssion aiiil lii|ui-fnciiou of gas. Lii|uefi<><l gnsos. 

Class 111 — .VpparMlns and procesm>s for tlie inanu- 
facturi' of arlilii'ial textiles. 

Class irj--.\iiplianceM and processes usihI in the 
mnnulaclure of pharmaceutical products. 

Class U:t- Acids, alkalis, salts of every kind. Sen 
salt and products of tlic treatment of the mother 
waters. 



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Class 114 — Refined sulphur and derivatives from 
sulphur. 

Class 115 — Equipment and processes used, and 
products obtained in the manufacture of phosphorus 
and matches. 

Class 110 — Hydrogen peroxide; ozone. 

Class 117 — Various products of chemical industries: 
tanning materials, waxes, essential oils, gJue and gela- 
tine; perfumes and extracts; disinfectants, various 
glazes, printing ink, blacking. 

Class llS— Commercial India rubber; gutta percha. 

Class 110 — Dye stuffs, paints, pigments, varnishes 
and fillers. 

Class 120 — By-products obtained from the treat- 
ment of mineral substances used for lighting, heating 
and lubrication. Refined petroleum and paraffine. 

Class 121 — Products of charcoal burning. 

Class 122 — Alcohols modified for industrial pur- 
poses. 

Class 123 — ^Equipment and appliances for producing 
calcium carbide, and for the liberation and use of acety- 
lene gas. 

Class 12-4 — Artificial textile fabrics. 

Class 125 — Raw materials of pharmacy; drugs, 
simple and compounded. 

Class 12G — Explosives, pyrotechnics, bombs, signals; 
ammunition of all forms. 



THE PARCELS POST. 



Eleven-Pound Consignment From France or Germany 

Has Advantage of $7.10 Over a Package of Same 
Weight From United States, Besides Mak- 
•-;. ing Better Time and Being Better 

Insured. 

The advantages that pharmaceutical exporters of 
France and Germany have over this country in trade 
with Western Spanish America, and very p.'.rticularly 
with Colombia and Central America, were told to an 
Era representative last week by Dr. Leandre Echemen- 
dia, manager of Sharp & Dohme's Spanish department. 
Mr. Eehomendia hts just returned from an extended 
business irip tbrouuh the countries of which he spoke. 

Colombia and Central America have the benefit of 
the parcels post, nn institution of the German and French 
postal service, which the Era has Ion,:; uriied for adop- 
tion in this country. 

The benefits of the p.Treels post to cniisignpi'<s. in 
time, cash, and insurance, are so great that American 
drug exporters are almost out of the running as far as 
securing trade in Colombia and central America is 
concerned and are entirely out of it when the weight 
of the consignment is small. To explain: 

Parcels post rates are 12 cents a pound and the 
maximum limit to a package is 11 pounds. Conse- 
riuently. an eleven-pound package costs .?1.32 for post- 
age. In addition, an eight-cent stamp affixed to each 
package registers it, insuriugi it until it is delivered into 
the customer's hands at the post office, where it is 
opened and the duty paid. Of course, a firm may send 
as many packages as it chooses. So, five 12-pound 
packag.^s. registration and all. cost only .f". Liquids 
may not be sent by parcels post. 

But when our American exporter wishes to send an 
11-pouud package what does it cost? The minimum 
freight is .?5 for any weight up to 200 pounds. So he 
pays $5 for freight, ?2.50 for consular invoices at the 
sending point. .$1 for entrance to the country, and then, 
in addition to that, a custom house broker has to be 
hired at the other end to make three copies of the 
invoice. One of these copies remains at the custom 
house, one goes to the minister of the interior and the 
other goes somewhere else. Altogether the expense to 
the port has been .$8. .50 on eleven pounds! Besides that 
the duty remains to be paid. So, on the package, the 
American exporter is under a disadvantage of just .fT.lO 
as compared with his German and French competitors. 

Nor is that all. The parcels post, as said before, in- 



sures to the consignee's hands. American goods are in- 
sured only to the port. In addition to all of this handi- 
cap, which it seems impossible that any American firm 
could overcome, tlio parcels jiost goes from exporter to 
importer with all of the expedition of any mail, while 
our freight casually lies around on the Isthmus of Pan- 
ama, sometimes for two months. When expedition is 
desired, and it usually is in drugs, this means another 
terrible disadvantage and this- applies equally to Peru, 
Chili, Bolivia and Ecuador. If this is not enough to 
compete against, be it added that the Isthmus is very 
liable to absorb part of the contents of many boxes 
of freight. Of course, it may not be stolen, but it 
"disappears" and adds trouble' in getting transportation 
companies to make good. 

Another deterrent to American export trade to these 
countries is largely American fault. It lies in poor 
packing, insecure and foolish packing. Americans, as 
a rule, box with three-fourths-inch boards and nail 
poorly. Germans and French box with one-half-inch 
stuff, better wood, and nail securely. As the consignee 
has to pay duty on gross weight he pays that much more 
for an American box. And the American box. tossed 
around, loaded and reloaded, gets far more than its 
share of handling and banging, and, unfit to begin with, 
frequently gives out, Mr. Echemendia finds that the 
only way for him to do is to assure his cvistomers that 
his firm knows Bow to pack their goods. 

It is not so hard to get orders of large weight from 
these countries if the customer can wait for the slow 
American delivery and will take his chances on Amer- 
ican packings But the rub comes on smaller quantities, 
and even large orders are more reluctantly given when 
the customer knows that if he forgets something he will 
have to stack up against that $5 minimum freight rate, 
the circular invoices, the delay and all the rest. 

At present Panama is congested with freight and 
movements are slower than ordinarily. 

In the first sentence of this article the pharmaceu- 
tical exporters of France and Germany were named as 
having an advantage. Of course, drug and chemical 
exporters of those countries use the parcels post also, 
but that does not affect America so closely because the 
I'nited States is unable, or. at least, docs not compete 
with tho.se coimtries in prices on crude drugs, except a 
very few native to us. nor in chemicals, with the excep- 
tion of a few, like quinine and morphine. Our compe- 
tition is limited to pharmaceuticals, and then to Peru, 
Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia and Central America. Ger- 
many gathers in Chili and Argentina. 

Pharmacy in these countries is coming up to Amer- 
ican ideas, though slowly, Mr. Echemendia said. Lima, 
Peru, has some very good stores. Guayaquil. Ecuador, 
was burned about a year ago and is being rebuilt; the 
cocoa industry insures its complete resurrection . Peru 
and Ecuador are in goo<l condition and pharmacy in a 
corresponding position, while Bolivia is in a very bad 
way owing to the bubonic plague — incidentally, Mr. 
Echemendia was lost to his firm for seven weeks while 
(luarautined from the plague in Guayaquil. Colombia is 
swamped completely under its terrible exchange rates — 
a box of ordinary pills costs $10 — and is in a fair way 
to remain so until after the canal treaty is signed. 



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THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



IJuly '.•:!, 1903. 



NEW YORK AND VICINITY. 



BIG INSURANCE COMPANY. 

Committee Appointed by the German Apothecaries' 

Society Plans a Lloyd Insurance Company for 

Druggists and Doctors of the United States. 

— The Plans and SituatioiL 

I'lniis for n coiiiieriitivi' firi- insurance company, to 
l>e iHuliTwritton by rrtnil ilmKcists in this city, and 
which, it is hoped, may extend very low rntos to drug- 
gi«tii and physicians iliroiiKhont tlie I'niti-d Slates, 
are now in the Inst stages of completion l>y a spix-ial 
coniniitlee appointed fur the purpose liy the German 
Apothecaries' Society. 

The fad that plans of such a nature were being 
worked out has l>een hinted at in the Kra news columns 
several times. Their iiiconipletness. however, prevented 
the full account bein;; );iven. which is now done for 
the first tiu'.e. 

New York drnv'gists know and outside druggists 
probaiily remember that, last fall, a general protest by 
the iiharniiKviitical societies of the (Jreater City se- 
cured a detrease in the rating accorded retail drug- 
gists from t'\ to 75 tents. The 75-cent rating had been 
the original one a few months before but had been 
advani'cd, because, "retail drug stores are such bad 
risks." The utter foolislmcss of this assertion was 
shown at a meeting between representatives of the 
various pharmaceutical societies and the members of 
the lire insurance exchange. Figures compiled from 241 
stores of the rie'miiii Apothecaries' Society showed 
these avei-!igts for l.'S'i; years: Insurance carrieil, $."),l"i»H); 
premiums paid. fo2.S: damages by fire. ^'2'A. Comparing 
the premiums and losses the gain of the insurance com- 
panies for eiicli member was nearly Oii per cent. 

When the Plan First Appeared. 

At the I)eceiiilM'; iiieetiiig. last winter, of the G. A. 
S., ?]mil Kojlcr, of Tifty-sixth street and Ninth avenue. 
urge<l the siM-iety to learn whether it were not advis- 
able to <'arry their own insurance, mutually. II. A. 
Ileridd. a lawyer-member, opposeil the plan as unfeas- 
ible, involving ti)o much capital. Hut >lr. Kollcr re- 
fused to give up. and again, iu the .Tanuary meeting, 
when the decrease in rating to 75 cents was annoiinctKl. 
made a motion that n committee be appointed to find 
out how the members could carry their own insuram-e. 
Mr. Holler was ap|iointed chairman of the rnniniillce. 
fieorge Gregiirius and tjeorgi^ Kleiiiau were named with 
him. .ind .Mr. Holler appointed K. C. Goelting and A. 
Worliii.'iiui. 

The committee went right to work. A constitution 
waa outlined and aubmitted to the society's lawyer, who 
in turn, subiiiiiteil it t.i the insurance commissioner 
at .VIbany. Here thi-y were iiifcirmed that the statutes 
rMinire VH) meinbers. each worth !j!5.lHH). and enough 
policies written f.ir $2(NI,(KMI in premiums, which had 
to be depiisiieil with tl.i- ii<si<rance commission. That 
plan was tiHi heavy and was dropped. 

Couldn't Be Mutual — Then Something Else. 

Hut .Mr. KmII..!' |,i,., led i.> deninii-iraie Ihal he is 

a ""layer" lie In g.ni aitain, ini|iiiring in limincial 
<-ircle«, consult iiiK biv\yeni on his own n-sponsibility 
nud nt bin own expenm-. lie was told generally that 
his idea wns Hpli-iidi<l. if it couM be i-arried thnrugh 
with l.-vt outlay. Np he kept h>okiiiK for a means. .\ii 
Iniinrniiie cuuhl be \Mirk<sl without u i-lmrler, but this 

Would make every liidlviiluni i Iier responsible for 

the whole amount. KInnlly a corporation lawyer was 



fiumd who advised that if a charter of any insurance 
s<H-iety, founded before 1S;»2, could be bought, all ob- 
stacles would be overcome, as, before IWJ. when the 
present restrictions had not been lobbied Ihrougli by 
the big insurance r'oiicerns, private individuals could 
cjiuibiiie for protection against fire losses, make their 
own constitution and by-laws, operating under tlia 
Lloyd system. This system is [lopnlar in Kngland and 
its charters are recognized in this State, where sereral 
societies are operating under them, and arc approved by 
the attorney generhl. 

But. though existing Lloyd charters are not affected 
by the legislation against niutiml insurance since 1892. 
no new Lloyd charters may be issued. So the plan 
hinged on the ability to find and buy an old Lloyd 
charter. Finally a society was found which has 
given up its business bill still holds its franchise. This 
charter was negotiated for and the price asked was 
ber.teu down to $7.f)0<l. 

A list is now circulating among the members of the 
G. A. S. to learn how many will be willing to become 
underwriters if the plan is eiiilorsed at a siwcial meet- 
ing, to be held soon. About UK) members have already 
signed. The number desireil is "JtX) — this will make 
each signer an underwriter to the extent of $25 — and. 
as the plan is popul.'ir. there is little doubt that the 
sigiialiiri's will be early olnaineil. 

Eveiy Member is An Underwriter. 

Kvery member will apiiear on the charter as an un- 
derwriter and each will be liable for part of the in- 
surance; the size of the fraction, of course, is deter- 
niine<l by the nnnilier of underwriters. The under- 
writers will divide any profits nt the end of each busi- 
ness year. It is not the idea of the G. A. S. to make 
money, however, but to obtain lower premiums, quick- 
er adjustment in fire claims, avoiding red tape and 
delay, at the same time giving the game security as the 
big companies. 

The company will have the right to insure every- 
thing that a regular fire-insurance company does. They 
can fix their own rates, probably at 50 cents— one- 
half per cent — to begin with. It is hoped that this rtte 
may be lowered to 40 cents and perhaps even to 30 
cents, as it will be if the fire losses are anywhere near 
as low as the statistics ijuoted above show them to 
have been for the last l.'i'.j years. 

The insurance will not be limilitl to G. A. S. mem- 
bers, nor even lo New' York City. In fad. it is planned 
to extend the hiw rating to cveiy drug»:isl in the Vniti'd 
Stales, either on his home or on his store, making no 
distinction between wood and brick buildings, nor be- 
tween localities, but only limiting to retail druggists 
and to jiidicics of not more than $.5,(NH> or, possibly, 
ifCi.OOO. I'hysiciaiis will probably be grante<l insurance 
also. This, it is thought, will ti'iid to bring closer re- 
lations belweeii Ihi- two profi'ssioiis. 

An Attorney Will Direct Routine. 

The control of the coiiipany will likely be restoil 
in a board of finance. This board will elect n presi- 
dent and citluT officers. The secretary probably will be 
a lawyer. hIio will write the policies, collect, adjust, 
and attend lo or supervise all of the clerical routine. 
It is also likely that the company will be reinsured, or 
bonded, thus practically doubling the security of its 
patrons. 

.Inst as soon as the company is orgnnixi'd it is liopril 
to lake the plan before the New York and other State 
associations for endorsemeut. Following that it is ox- 
pecleil Ihut policies will be written for drugvi"'* in 



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every State in the Union, the committee believing tliat 
the rate and the security offered will make it an object 
for druggists to come in, apart from fraternal reasons. 

Evade "Imposition of Fire Insurance Trust." 

S:iicl Mr. Kiiller: •'We will fix our own rates fiiia 
the profes-siou at large will have the benetit of the liifili 
salaries and dividends paid out by the big companies 
to their stockholders. 

"Progress might be faster if the season were not 
the hot one when people look for recreation more than 
for business. Probably all preliminaries will be com- 
pleted before October when the society resumes its reg- 
ular monthly meetings, and then, or at a special meet- 
ing before then, it will be decided whether the under- 
writing of a I.,loyd insurance company will be by G. A. 
S. members alone or be shared in by members of other 
pharmaceutical societies. About this the committee has 
to depend upon the decision of the society and it is to 
be hoped that in one way or the other this undertak- 
ing is founded, for mutual benefit and independence, 
thus evading ttie imposition and overcharge of the fire- 
insurance trust." 

It must not be supposed that no druggist in New 
York pays more than a 7o-cent rate. That is the mini- 
mum rate. Many reinsured before the decrease last 
winter and were unable to sec'ure a rebate. But the 
conditions must be very favorable to secure the 75-cent 
rate. Many are paying .$1, where the location is 
deemed to make the risk bad. and even higher. The 
Era knows of one man who is paying .SL-o."?. 

Big Companies May Retaliate. 

I<ooked at in connection with actual loss figures, 
these rates are certainly outrageous and make the 
formation of a co-operative company advisable, even 
necessary, for self-protection. That the rates will go 
higher again to retaliate against the proposetl now 
compan.v is expected by the committee. But, Mr. Rol- 
ler says, such a move would only drive druggists into 
the new company. 

But New York is not alone in exorbitant fire rates. 
The Era has instructed its correspondents in .several of 
the other larger cities to find what rate the retail drug- 
gist is paying there. Whether conditions are worse, or 
retail organization is less formidable is not known, b'ut it 
is certain that New York is very well off compared with 
man.v other cities. 

Rates in Other Cities. 

Our Boston correspondent writes: "At the insur- 
tince bureau, investigation showed that druggists pay 
S1.2.">. $1.3.">, $1.40. etc. In two cases I could not de- 
termine wherein the risk appeared to be greater in one 
than the other, yet the insurance men have so deter- 
mined it. All retail druggists are limited to one gallon 
of naphtha and like stuff that they may carry in stock. 
I send herewith the only printed information obtain- 
;ible. received from the Boston bureau. On page 8. un- 
der '■Ai)othecaries," you will find a minimum rate of SI. 
yet I cannot find on record cases of actual payment lower 
than $1.25. 

In Philadelphia the rates vary greatly as to condi- 
tions. The regular rate in brick tenements is 50 
cents. When the whole building is occupied the rate 
goes up to .'?1.2.". These figures apply to normal risks 
and are much higher in various less favorable localities. 

In St. Paul the minimum is $1 and the rate runs all 
the way up to $3. 

In Baltimore, retailers down town in congested !o- 
•oalities pa.v an average of $1.25. "In the other sec- 
tions," writes our correspondent, "the rate is as low 
as $1." 



Three Other Druggists' Insurance Companies. 
So far as known to the Era there are three companies 
organized by retail druggists for mutual fire insurance. 
Ohio has what is known as the Uelail Druggists' Insur- 
ance Association, operating under the auspices of the 
Ohio Ph. A. and managed and directed by its members, 
all of whom are retail druggists. Wisc<msiu has a 
similar organization, called the Druggists' Mutual Fire 
Insurance Co., whose principal office is in Janesville. 
The South I>akota Mutual Fire Insurance Co.. oper- 
ating under the direction of the South Dakota Ph. A., 
was organized in 1S!15. Insurance is limited to $5,000. 

DOUBLE YOUR MONEY IN TWO YEARS. 

The Post Office inspectors are investigating the Ar- 
mour Drug Co., of 1.36 Liberty street, this city. But 
the "company" disappeared six weeks ago, lenving their 
office fixtures behind. 

The company is a South Dakota corporation, and, 
in circulars, advertised that they had taken over the 
Oil of Pine Medicine Co., of Cincinnati. George L. 
Davis of Cuba, was in charge of the New Y'ork office. 
W. A. Leach was in charge of the Cincinnati office and 
Charles A. Stephens of the Park Row building, a patent 
lawyer, was president. 

Trouble first came to the Armour Drug Co. when 
Armour & Co.. the big Chicago firm, through Philip 
B. Adams, their attorney, protested against the use of 
the name. Armour, when no person of that name was 
connected with the compan.v. Armour & Co. promised 
prosecution unless the name was changed. The com- 
pany soon disappeared, and shortly afterward Charles 
M. Parsons of Sandy Hook. Conn., wrote to the post 
office authorities. Mr. Parsons had invested in $200 
worth of "stock." In March he received .?4 in dividends, 
and in April, $8. But May did not materialize, so, 
along about the middle of .Iiuie, he began to suspect. 

The prospectus of the company is full of wonderful 
inducement. A copy was given to the Era by Post 
Office Inspector William A. Brown, who is conducting 
the investigation, it says that it is the "intention to 
ab.sorb other companies now paying handsomely. As an 
inducement we shall place this stock before you for 
the next twenty days at 25 cents a share. The stock 
has a par value of $1 a share, fully paid and non-assessa- 
ble. Your investment will be doubled in dividends in 
two years. Four per cent, a month on your investment 
is assured from the past earnings of the Oil of Pine 
Medicine Co. We are not a trust." Then attention is 
called to millions made by well-known proprietary con- 
cerns. 

Mr. Stephens said, when seen b.v the Era man, that 
his connection with the company lasted only until he 
had arranged their incorporation details, when he with- 
drew. He believed the purpose was more to sell medi- 
cine than stock and professed his belief in their hon- 
est.v, ascribing their failure to the threat of Armour & 
Co., their lack of knowledge of the immense sums nec- 
essary to advertise as they promised, and the failure of 
a certain "man with $10,000" to make good. He dis- 
avows any knowledge of Davis' present whereabouts. 

The mail of the company, which has accumulated 
in large amount since their apparent decease, will be 
opened by the t'nited State postal authorities. 

$OMNOS is a definite synthetic product, known 
chemically as Chloraethnal Alcoholate. It is the 
onl.v hypnotic known that is without effect on the 
heart and general circulation, and it can be safely 
administered even to patients suffering from chronic 
heart disease. We have special inducements to offer 
to those druggists who desire to aid us in introducing 
it to physicians. AVrite for particulars, sending us a 
correct mailing list of your physicians. 
II. K. MULFORD COMPANY, - Philadelphia. 



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THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



IJuly 23, in03. 




1 



Retail DruKi'i^ 
l.ft t.. riylit. 



^■ U.jwiing Club. 
From lift t'l riylit. KliiniliiiK — Knil. Wiclieliis, 
tJtHirc*' K. Siliweiiifiirtli. Crorfi' H. Ilitflu-ook. K. H. 
Timnicriunn, Brimn It. I>iius<'li!i. Sittiiit; — Otto Boed- 
diker. J. Maxwell I'ringJe, S. V. B. Swann aud Charles 
U. White. 



THIS SWINDLER GOES TO JAIL. 
A clever swiiidlin).' idea, Imngliugly carried out, 
landed its user, Ci-o. \V. Oleiick. who asserts that he is a 
physician and that he came here from the West, in 
durance vile last week. At least three wholesale houses 
were operated on. 

Elmer & Amend were the only ones victimized, as 
far as known, floods were obtained from them on a 
forced order to deliver to bearer on which was pasted a 
label of a local retailer. Flushed with success here and 
perhaps in other instances, Schieffelin & Co. were next 
tried. A man walked in presenting an order for $12 
worth of drugs. The order was not on a letter head, 
but upon a plain sheet of piiper, on the bottom of which 
was pasted a label of Joseph Ostrewicz. druggist, at 548 
West Broadway. The forged signature to the order was 
spelled differently than the name on the label. James 
«!rny, to whom the oriler was referred, noticed the mis- 
take and. after liie man went out, promising to call 
back for the drugs, he called up Mr. Ostrewicz, who 
disavowed the oriler. A detective was called in but the 
fellow did not return. 

Then he went to I.ehn & Fink"s, where he presented 
an order for S'J.'i wurlh of iodide of poti.sh, codeine, an- 
likauinia and cocaine, lo which the name of Iteuben H. 
Smith of !t()l Seventh avenue, was forged. Joseph 
I'Inut of the rinn, thought it strange that Mr. Smith 
khould be out of those four particular drugs at the same 
time, called him up anil tln-n gave the man the goods 
and had him iirreHti'd. 

But the feliotv proved to be only iiu innocent mes- 
■enger of lilenck whom he was to nieei and deliver the 
(XmhIn to nt Fifty-seventh street and Broadway, lie deliv- 
ere<l th« eoralii on xcholule time ami <!h-nck was nabbed. 
.Mr. I'laut nppenred against iiim in S|)ecial Sessions, 
where lilt w;ik nenleiiced to -111 days, after he maile a 

"llmt offi-n'e" plen. ||e was nx tly discharged for 

cniiae from Bellevue Hospital where he was c<iniiected 
with the dii.pen«iiry. 

Thieveii lire being cnught by whcdesale tiriiis every 
liny. Only u few dnyii ngo I.ehn & Fink had a truck- 
limu nrrenti-d, chnrglng him with utealing i^'MM) worth ol 



;;f>od8. A day or two later an eleTalor man wan din- 
' ijargi'd l>ocau8e some of the finn'B eoods were found in 

IS IKH-ketS. 



MANY RETAIL STORES FAIL. 

Mure failures in the retail drug business in this citr 
were reported during the l««t few weeks than for any 
like period in years. There are many more failures 
-• lieduled, those conversant with the affairs and troub- 
!• s of the trade say. Some of the recent ones follow: 

Adolph S. Katzman of One Hundred and Twenty- 
sitond street and Second avenue, whose store was new 
two years ago, assigned last week to Bernard Shaw of 
-.SO Broadway. Mr. Katzman is a son of the druggiat 
at Fiftieth street and Second avenue. 

A. Friedberg of 707 East One Hundred and Thirty- 
eighth street, has assigned to Paul Armstrong. 

II. Cook of 341 Ninth avenue, left suddenly and bis 
fixtures were sold at auction by E. Dreyfuss, in behalf 
of the mortgagee, l>r. Daniel S. Dougherty. This store 
was formerly owned by William Schmitt. E. Fuchs of 
One Hundred and Fifty-ninth street and Melrose avenue, 
was also sold out at auction by Mr. I>reyfu»s. 

Eniil H. Keidiiutz, mortgagee, foreclosed on the store 
at One Hundred and Ninetet-nth street and Lenox ave- 
ime. which he recently bought from fjeorge Carpentier 
and sold to Ernest Meyer. Mr. Keidantz also fore- 
closed on the store that was soon to be opened at 1038 
East One Hundred and Sixty-ninth street by Mr. Meyer. 
Alfred Ford, now at Canal and Forsytli streets, will 
close his store and will run the store at 1030 East One 
Hundred and Sixty-ninth street. 

The store that Charles V. Evans opened in January 
at One Hundred and Thirty-ninth street and Ix-nox 
avenue, was sold at public auction by .Auctioneer Drey- 
fuss, and so was H, G. Besthoff's store at 359 Second 
avenue, which was established twenty yeairs ago and 
has had several owners. 

The store at 247 Court street. Brooklyn, was sold 
on foreclosure at public iiuction last week. 

The stock of Otto Sames, Washinpton avenue and 
One Hundred and Seventy-second street, was sold by 
the sheriff, to satisfy European claims, to .\. Friedman, 
who disposed ot it at public auction. 



NINE "KIDS" ON AN OUTING. 

••ni tell you. Mr. ." said S. V. B. Swann 

to the Era man. "when we get out that way we forget 
our dignity and act just like kids." 

Mr. Swann referred to the outing of the Retail 
Druggists' Bowling .VssiK'iation at Coney Island, Satur- 
day before last. 

In Luna Park is a queer animal. It is httaclied to 
Bostock's show. Mr. Swann heard loud laughter and 
looking around, saw the animal and a sign on his cage 
rei,ding. "Mr. Spilzer. Introduce your friends." "duess 
I'll let George investigate," thought Mr. Swann. "Her* 

George, what is that'; It looks like a camel, yet it '!' 

"Cuess it's a llama." said Captain Schweinfurth, 
drawing near. Then Mr. Spitzer spat straight into his 
exiiiniiier's face. ('apt. S<'hweiufurth called Maxwell 
rringle, Jr.. the treasurer, up. Mr. I'ringle's face was 
covered, and he. not averse to getting even on some one 
else, calliil U|i tiiori;.- II. Hitchcock, who ducked in time 
to get his alloitmeni on top of his head. The animal 
was irnineil to kill druggists on siuht. 

It is reported that Otto BoMldiker fell out of the 
"rhules," that II. H. Tiuiiuernian, who Is president of 
the club, was n>aily to leave home for one of the Ksqui- 
niaiix girls, that Charles H. White got foundereil eating 
sweetened popi-orn. that Bruno R. Dauschn had his Van 
Dyke singed by a nukei and that Fred H. Wichelns, 
vice-president, thought the lagoon in I. una Park was the 
beacli. This is not on Mr. Swanu's authority, any of 
it, but is authentic,. 



July 23, 1903.1 



NEWS DEPARTMENT. 



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PLANS FOR THE BIG JOINT MEETING. 

The committee on arrangements of the N. W. D. A. 
and the P. A. A. announces that the Hotel Somerset has 
been secured for September 7 to 12. the date of the joint 
roeetinK in Boston. The room rates without bath are 
$2.50, for one person or .$3 for two. With baths the 
prices are .fS-.TO and .$4. Tliis is without board. Rooms 
will be assigned in order of application to Alfred S. 
Amen, manager Hotel Somerset. 

The business sessions have received first attention, 
and arrangements have been made to give all the time 
needed for the full and complete consideration of all the 
business affairs. Each association is to have its own 
meeting-room, and the sessions of both are arranged so 
as not to conflict. The entertainments, which are to be 
carried out at times not interfering with the business 
meetings, have been admirably planned, and the social 
enjoyment of all in -attendance is assured. 

A ladies' committee has been selected, which will 
j/asure the usual perfect comfort and entertainment of 
the visiting ladies. 



CHARLES S. ERB NOW ON PHARMACY BOARD. 

Charles S. Erb's appointment to the place in the 
board of pharmacy, made vacant by the resignation of 
Sidney Faber, secretary of the Eastern branch, caused 
universal satisfaction. Mr. Erb is very popular. His 
store is at 121 Amsterdam avenue. Since his gradua- 
tion from the New York C. P., in 1886, he has become 
a force in fraternal and association work. He has been 
a trustee of the college for seven years, is president of 
the Alumni association and of the Manhattan Ph. A. and 
is a member of the State Ph. A. and of the German 
Apothecaries" Society. He will hold office until next 
June, when an election will be held for the position. 
His re-election is practically assured, however. It is 
probable that he will be elected secretary of the branch 
at the next meeting. Dr. George C. Diekman declining 
to become a candidate. 



NEW YORK NOTES. 

Seen ddwn town: G. H. Chapman of Chapman & 

Rogers, Philadelphia, perfumers: Albert Hart, manager 
of the sponge department of Smith, Kline & French 
Co., Philadelphia, who cannot stand an uninterrupted rest 
at Atlantic City; Mr.' Bedell of Freeport. L. I.; Mr. 
Doster of the Doster Drug Co.. Birmingham, Ala.: P. 
May of Pittsburg, who sailed for Europe with his fam- 
ily; D. W. Bury of Parke, Davis & Co.'s Montreal 
branch, who is spending his vacation here; Arthur 
Bosque, druggist in Havana, Cuba. 

The competitive examination for the N. J. Ph. A. 

scholarship in the New Jersey C . P. will take place 
at the college rooms, 224 Market street, Newark, on 
Friday, September 4, 9 A. M. Credentials showing an 
apprenticeship of two years and good moral character 
must be presented. For full prticulars apply to Geo. 
H. Horning, chairman executive committee, Elizabeth, 
N. J. 

Byron C. Gould, business manager of the M. P. 

Gould Co., drug store advertisers, left on July 16 for 
a six weeks' fishing trip in Minnesota. Mr. Gould took 
his family, and thev will visit friends in Indiana and 
Kansas before going to Minnesota. Mr. Gould is an 
expert rifle shot, but he wants to know the "feel" of 
the Minnesota muscallonge and bass. 

Assistant Secretary Orange J. Griffin of the New 

York C. P., has a dandy new naphtha launch. He has 
named it the "Nance," his pet name for Mrs. Griffin, 
and his insignia is an orange on a blue field. The 
"Nance" is making herself well known on the Sound, 



just now, to the great enjoyment of the Commodore's — 

they used to call him Judge — friends. - 

The Philippines Commission has tabled both the 

opium bills. The first provides for the creation, of 
an opium monopoly in the archipelago and its sale to 
the highest bidder. The second makes the importfttion 
of opium unlawful except by pharmacists and permits 
the disposal of the drug on a physician's certificate. 

Strikes held up extensive improvement for Holton 

& Adams, 54 Beekman street, and have kept Bai'er 
& Black out of their new Fulton street home. Wi«i. 
R. Warner & Co. have surmounted most of their difficul- 
ties and their new place on Fulton street is fast assum- 
ing a handsome, convenient look. 

Arnold Jersawitz has disposed of his store at One 

Hundred and Twelfth street and Lexington avenue, 
and opened a new store at 129 Edgecombe avenue, the 
Segall Drug Co. having moved from there to Eighth ave- 
nue and Thirty-first street, where they have opened a 
new store. 

Dr. Walter Bryan, assistant professor of materia 

medica, botany and pharmacognosy, Brooklyn C. P., 
has been chosen to fill the chair of professor of toxi- 
cology, physiology and hygiene made vacant by the 
resignation of Dr. Albert H. Brundage, as well. 

A "shake-up" at Hegeman & Co.'s new Broadway 

store let Albert P. Corcoran, head soda man and several 
other soda and drug clerks out. Frank Murray, whom 
Mr. Corcoran succeeded, has the position back again. 

Milhau's, 183 Broadway, has three new clerks in 

Robert Gregory, L. A. Lotz and E. Falk, the last two 
coming from Brooklyn. William Zinnell and Irwin 
Schur have left the store. 

T. E. Delano of the C. N. Crittenton Co., is back 

from a visit at East Hampton, L. I. Charles J. Lynn, 
New York manager for Eli Lilly & Co., visited Scranton 
and Boston last week. 

— — Frank Yager of 303 West One Hundred and Forty- 
fifth street, has sold his store to Ira Ullman. who used 
to be in Columbus avenue. Mr. Yager will embark 
in another business. 

Dr. George Hoffmann has sold his pharmacy at 103 

Grand street, Brooklyn, to Edward DeZurko, and has 
bought another one at Fifth avenue and Garden streets, 
Hoboken, N. J. 

The Apothecaries' Bicycle Club runs to Rockaway 

Beach, L. I., today, meeting at the East Thirty-fourth 
street ferry at 9.30 A. M. Dinner will be at Schilling's 
Atlas Hotel. 

George Lloyd, former general manager of the Swan- 
son Rheumatic Cure Co., Chicago, is now New York 
manager for Andreas Saxlehner, the Hunyada Janos 
man. 

Nathan Chris has sold his store at 35 Broome street, 

and Joseph Hymson has bought Henry Glassmann's 
store at 226 Broome street. 

D. K. Browd has bought Samuel Elk's store at 

One Hundred and Twentieth street and Madison avenue. 

Dr. J. Herbert Lawrence has moved his store from 

108 Roosevelt street to Wood Haven, L. I. 

Coney Island and Long Island trade is booming 

far beyond past records this year. 

Otto P. Zeitfuss has sold his store at 784 Washing- 
ton avenue, to Charles Greenberg. 

E. I. Santal Perles 

Bottles of 50, with yellow wrapper 

Write for Samples and Prices 

BILLINGS CLAPP CO.. • - Boston 



1)G 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



(July 23, 1903. 



ABOUND SYKACOSE. 

n. L. PnnHnB*. proprietor of the South aretiue 

pharmnrr at 201 South avenue, fell in front of an 
automohil)- liiHt Kridny and the rear wheel of the 
machine piisiuvl over his neck. The auloniohile was a 
iJKht OIJ«uii>tiile driven l>y H. L. t'onde of Oswego. 
Mr. PaRsage who was croattinR the street saw the auto- 
jnohile approai-hing from the south and *rowdini; near 
a standinE street ear pla<'e«l one foot on the runninK 
Inmrtl to make riH)ni for the nuto. The car started 
up and threw Mr. I'assnRe directly in front of the 
automohile. He was picked tip in a dazed condition 
and taken into a hotel where It was found that aside 
from bruises he was not badly hurt. 
Many druRRists are on vacations. H. K. Chad- 
wick of Charles Hubbard Sons & Co.. is at Thous&nd 
Island Park. Miss S. L. Snow, bookkeeper at Brown 
& r>awson's. has returned from Hcmli-rson Harbor. 
• imrcc A. Walsh of Itrown i^- Dawson, hiiR left for a 
week at Thousand Islands. Miss Minnie Oustine. book- 
keeper at Larned & Marker's, is at Buffalo. John 
Norton of Lamed & Barker's, will take his vacation 
the first week in August. 

a. Frank Curtis of Curtis Bros., druggists of Caz- 

enovia, ha.s gone to Tacoma, Wash., where he will 
assist his brother, Charles H. Curtis in putting up big 
coal receivers. Their miners at Chehalis, Wash, re- 
cently strui-k a fire brick day which is ns valuable as 
the tiial. The com|iany also owns a large tract of 
timlH'r land. 

10. S. Haiv.son. .Jr.. secretary of the New York 

Ph. A., is busily engaged in getting out the minutes of 
the I'lica meeting. lie expects to have them in the 
iinnd> i>f the prini>-r by August 1."). There will not be 
<iuite »>. many pages as last year. 

Inivid Stolj! .,f this city. Pliiladelphiii C. P.. "02. 

who since has been working in a drug store in Phila- 
delphia, has f.eceiPted .'i position with George E. Thorpe, 
this city. S. A. Smith, clerk at Thorpe's, will go on the 
road about September 1. 

I^iuis J. Barker of Larned & Barker, visited the 

vaccine and anti-to.xin farm of I)r. H. M. Alexander 
& Co., Marietta. Pa. He left here Wednesday and 
returned S.iiiinlav. 



'ROUND ABOUT BUFFALO. 
TIk' case of Iloag & Co. of Middleport, was present- 
ed before justice Kruse by the board of pharmacy. The 
charge wa-* violation of the State pharmacy law in run- 
ning a drug store without a lii-eiised pharmacist in 
chargi . 'I'lie judge reserved di-cision. 

Julius K. Bi'hling's pharmacy on Lovejoy street, 

was roblii'il last wi-ek by a band of young lM>y8 who 
emptie<l a i-ase of brushes and toilet articles while Mr. 
Behling was in a rear loom. 

\V. II. Bhikie, the veteran druggist of I'tica, has 

formiHl a lo-partiierHliip with his head clerk and two 
junior derkii and the firm mime ia now to be the William 
Blakie Co. 

H. X. t^'hup'h has a-sumed charge of the pharmacy 

of !•'. C. F. Sieverl, Fredonia, during .Mr. Sievert's 
alminre ill ICuro|ie for liiii health. 



KAKL 1°. BiailtENS, a well-known Brooklyn drug- 
giiit. who owned HtoreN at 'Si\ DeKalb avenue and at 
'.n .Siindu Hlrcet, that city, died in PahnviUe, CatHkill 
moiiiiiniiik, laMt week, of pulmonary typhoid. Mr. Beh- 
reiin hud gone to the moiinlainn only a f«-w days before 
iiccmuiie of rlieumalic trouble. 



PENNSYLVANIA. 



AFTER THAT HOUSE. 



The Proposed Chapter House for Philadelphia C. P. 

Students Likely to Become a Reality This FaU. 

The eightr-lhinl iinnual aiiii<iiiiic'<-nient of the col- 
lege has just been issuni and .'•1,<NI)> cojiies have been 
sent out. Matriculations are coming in and all signs 
point to a new large fall class. 

The scarcity of clerks still keeps np. the acting reg>- 
istrar, Mr. Stroup, being overwhelme<l with applications, 
the bulk now coming from New Jersey, all wanting 
registered men. 

The matter of the students' chapter house, agitated in 
the spring and told exclusively in the Era, has taken 
good shape. A coinmitti-v of ten hag lieen appointed, 
five each from the board of trustees and the alumni 
as.sociation. respectively Messrs. Uemington, Kline, 
French. Itumsey, and Sadtler, and Baer, Shipn, Cook 
and tJetinger. A -flVrooni bouse on Arch street is under 
consideration. It is well located, the apartments large, 
and contains eight baths. If found suitable it will be 
made ready for occupancy this Fall. 

James Alfred I'atcli, son of Profe8.sor Patch of the 
Massachusetts C. P., inspecti-d the Philadelphia insti- 
tHition, making a thorough investigation of its plan and 
equipment. Mr. Patch is assistant professor in chem- 
istry at Beirut, Syria, at an institulioti that will shortly 
be turned into a university. 



DEATH OF JOHN E. STANTON. 

Philadelphia. .Tuly 21.— A ii ling of the Philadel- 
phia Drug Athletic Association was held on last Friday 
evening to take action on the death of John E. Stanton. 
The following resolutions were adopted: 

Whereas, in view of the loss we have sustained by 
the decease of our friend and associate, John E. Stan- 
ton, and of the still heavier loss sustained by those who 
were nearest and dearest to him. be it: 

Kesolvcd, That it is but a just tribute to the mem- 
ory of the departed to say that in regretting his removal 
from our midst we mourn for one who was, iu every 
way. worthy of our respect aiul regard. 

Kesolvcd. That we siiu-erely ulole with the widow 

of the deceased on the ilispensalion with which it has 
pleased Divine Providence to afflict her and commend 
lier for consolation to Him who orders all things for the 
best and whose cliastisements are meant in mercy. 

Kesolvcd. That this heartfelt testimonial of our sym- 
pathy and sorrow be forwarded to the widow of our de- 
parted friend by the seeretarv of this meeting. 



C Wni. .\. Johnson. 
I J. .1,11 J. Kellv. 
J L. W. Ilehbein, M. D., 
I II. J. Ilackett, 
{ John Duffy, 



Oeo. U. Townsend. President. 

Kdward T. Hi>hn. Secretary. 

A. T. Pollard. M. D., Treasurer. 

Mr. Sinnlon was a young druggist at Twenty-sixth 
street and Lehigh avenue, Philadelphia. He was mar- 
riiil only two wi'cks ago. While the same prii^t who 
perfonned his marriage icreinoiiy was reailing the fun- 
eral riles his body was lying in the Municipal Hospital 
in a hernietically sealed caskel. He died of small-pox. 
Mrs. Stanton believes he caught the small-pox from 
church fair books he took from infecte<l households. 



OTHER HAPPENINGS. 

Mrs. Henry I'. Blair. wic|,.w of the Philadelphia 

druggist of that name ami iiiolher •>{ H. C. Blair of 
Eighth and Walnut streets, member of the exooutlre 
committee of the P. .\. K. D.. mistook carbolic acid for 
••ye-drops at her country place in Edg>>water Phrk. N. 
J., and may lose her sight as a result. Mrs. Blair took 
the wrong bottle fiotu a shelf. The intense agonies 
she siifferi^il apprisisl her of her mistake. Pootors ap- 



yuly 23. 1903.] 



NEWS DEPARTMENT. 



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plied soothing lotions, but it will not be known for 
.several days whether permanent injury was inflicted. 

H. K. Mulford & Co., the large manufacturers of 

vaccine and anti-toxins, have, in view of the recent 
determined efforts of the health board to stamp out 
small-pox, ordered every employe in their service, both 
in and out of the city, to submit to immediate vaccina- 
tion or jeopardize their position. This rule has been 
followed by two of the largest department stores issu- 
ing similar orders. At the request of the board the city 
hospitals will refuse to admit any case that cannot 
show recent evidence of successful vaccin&tion. 

-The Wilkinsburgers are still contending with the 

Presbyterians, and all but two of them have been ar- 
raigned before the Burgess and fined under a special 
law that imposes a fine of .$2.5 and costs in Allegheny 
county, while in all the other G6 counties of the State 
1lie fine is only $4 and costs. A determined opposition 
is being organized, and an appeal to the legislature, at 
its next session, is to be made for a repeal of this 
obnoxious law. 

^ ^The Beaver, Pa.. Times gives a column account of 

the new drug store in Rochester, Pa., of William T. 
Gordon. His store proper is 20x75 feet in size, steel 
ceilinged, finished in white, with pink trimmings and 
green border, with white and blue tile floor. Fixtures 
are of elegant quartered oak. A big onyx fountain and 
a 1.5x20 prescription room are also described. 
— — J .K. Freeman of Sixteenth and Race streets, 
Philadelphia, and Miss Mull of Philadelphia, were 
married and left for a trip to Atlantic City. On their 
return they will be at home at 2.306 Columbia avenue. 

-Recent visitors to Philadelphia included Marsden P. 

Williams. Charlottesville, X. C: C. N. Johnson, Union- 
town: Willi;,m E. Weiss, and Peter F. Wallace. 

Herbert M. Hightield married Miss Schultz of 

Clayton. 



NEW ENGLAND. 



THE BAY STATE. 



Mr. Brandes is Given a Surprise Reception — Liquor Raids 
Still Coming — Druggist Attempts Suicide. 

Till- police force of Quincy raided the drug store 

of C L. York and secured a small quantity of alcohol. 
Then they went to Brown's drug store, in the same 
street, where they seized a miscellaneous lot of brandy, 
gin. rum. alcohol, wine and some empty bottles and 
jugs. In both instances the druggists asserted that these 
things were kept and used only for medicinal purposes. 
At Mr. York's the amount of alcohol seized was not 
more than half a pint and he has a United States 
license. 

The "Young Druggists," a base ball team in Low- 
ell, made up of the younger drug clerks, defeated the 
Lowell "One Price" team'. The latter club, vain of 
other conquests, challenged the drug clerks and bragged 
how easy it would be to "do 'em up," but the boys sim- 
ply covered themselves with glory, beating their oppon- 
ents in a score of 20 to 2. The drug clerks were cap- 
tained by Dennis O'Brien. Their pitcher. McCarthy, 
is a wonder. 

Druggists of Brookline are in arms about selling 

stamps. They are "bothered to death" liy people who 
seek stamps on Sundays and evenings after the post 
office has closed. 1 he people of the town are circulat- 
ing a petition for the establishing of a branch post 
office. There Is just a possibility that the druggists 
have been prevailed upon to quit the stamp business 
in order to boom the petition for tlie branch office. 



In Brockton, the local board of health has estab- 
lished two culture stations, at Dudley's and Braconier's 
pharmacies. It has been done especially for the ben- 
efit of physicians, who will have use at these places of 
complete outfits for study of traces of diphtheria and 
kindred diseases. For keeping diphtheria anti-toxin, 
stations have been established at C. U. Hillberg's phar- 
macy and at the Franklin pharmacy. 

A suit for $5,000 damages has been brought in the 

Superior Court at Springfield, by a man in Palmer 
against Jchn Wilson & Co. of that city. The plaintiff 
asserts that he sent a woman to the store to get Rochelle 
salts but that she was given saltpetre instead. These 
were administered to Ihe plaintiff who afterward was 
made very sick, so it is alleged. The case has not 
yet come to trial. 

At the store of James J. Keancy, Maiden, Frank 

Keaney of South Boston, ha? been added to the force 
of clerks. William Bonner is a new clerk at H?udson's 
store, Marlboro. Leon Field is a newcomer among the 
employes at the Wa.shiugton street pharmacy, Stoughtou. 

E. A. Webster, druggist of Springfield, has taken a posi- 
tion in the prcscriptiou department of W. L. Sailler, that 
city. 

A midsummer wedding was that of Frederick A. 

Guertin, a leading druggist of Fall River, and Miss 
iJracielia Bualuo. The wedding took place in Water- 
loo. Quebtc, Canada. A wedding journey 'round and 
about the Lake Champlain region, to Albany and down 
the Hudson river for a few days' stay in Xew York, 
followed the ceremony. 

When F. A. Brandes. a Webster druggist, returned 

from his wedding trip, he and his bride were given a 
cordial welcome by the business men of the town, who 
hired a large hall for a reception. The affair was 
entirely a surprise. Mr. and Mrs. Brandes were pre- 
sented with a full dinner service of fine china. 

Depressed by business matters, Frederick Hazard. 

a druggi.st in New Bedford, attempted to end his life 
by inhaling gas. Of late he had been absent much of 
his time from his store, which he purchased .not 
very long ago, leaving the place unfler the charge of 
Irving Shaw, head clerk. 

Druggists in Boston and the nearby suburbs are 

having considerable business just now because of the 
general pest of gypsy moths, which have especially 
invaded Maiden, Medford, Winchester and other places 
in Middlesex county. 

Drug stores in Massachusetts continue to be favor- 
ite places for thieves to break in. The store of Thomas 

F. Gaffney & Co., Lynn, was robbed of a large quan- 
tity of cigars, about $15 in money and a few other 
articles. 

The old established drug business of the liate 

James S. McGillivray, Broadway, Chelsea, has been 
bought by Justin F. Bartlett of that city, who for 
several years has been at Garrett's drug store, Chel- 
sea. 

The stock and fixtures of the store of the late 

Samuel K. Harding. Revere, have been sold at public 
auction. The store of Ralph G. Perkins, Somerville, 
has been bought by Alonzo George. 



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HENALGIN 



Put up in One Ounce Bottles Only. 

Powdered Per ounce $1.00 

Pink Top Capsules Per ounce 1.00 

Tablets, 2'<; grain only Per ounce 1.00 

ETNA CHEMICAL CO,. New York, IT. S. A. 



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THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



IJuly 23, 1903. 




BULNO KNOBFKL. Ni« All.aiiy. Iiid. C. K. KI.LlUT T. Slieridnn. Iii.l. IKA.NK II CAKTKK. Ii..rai...lis lod. 
First Vice-President. Indiuim IMi. A. 2nd Vice-President Iiid. I'll. A. Treasurer. Indiana Pli. A. 



OHIO KIVER VALLEY. 

CLERKS VERY SCARCE IN OHIO. 

Cleveland. July 21. — There is a great scarcity of 
drug el< rks in Ohio. Says ft prominent jobber of 
Cleveland: "I do not remember when there has been 
sncli a dearth of clerks. This is true all over the State, 
but cii|iccially in Cleveland. The demand for registered 
pharmacists is far in exce.ss of the supply. 

"There is less inclination here than there used to be 
for men to engage in the drug business. They have 
found other fields of enterprise more rcmuuerative. 
Young nii-n. als'>. have found the work in a drug store 
arduous, the hours long and the pay insufficient. The 
busincs-s is in a somewhat demoralized condition, duo 
partly to the effects nf I'Ut-rale drug stores. Few drug- 
gists, after years of hard work, can command a com- 
petency. There ought to be a strung, organized effort 
to put the business on a better fmiting. It is in need, 
ahKive all else. <i( bright, enlerpris-ng young men." 



OHIO HAPPENINGS. 

.\ simIh fiinntain in iIjc st.irc nf .Inlin P. Morris, a 

Youngstiiuii druggist, was wri'ckcil last week by the 
expliwiiin of a carlHinic gas drum that was defective 
anil ratluT highly charged. One of the clerks was struck 
and bndly bruised by a Hying piece of marble, and the 
Hhelvcs in the vicinity of the smla fountain were 
wrecked. Xo one was seriously hurt, however. 
The number of all-night stores in Cleveland is rap- 
idly increasing. At pn'sent there are four in the vicinity 
of the public Mjnare. They do a gooil business, even at 
Inte hours, in cigam and siala water. Several others have 
recently Ih-cii opened in outlying districts, ami have been 
found to pay ne||. 

The bri<-k building, which hn<l becmm- ii lamlinark, 

long occupied by the Sorils I'hnrnmcy Co. at Pearl & 
Ixirain streets. I'levehiinl, is l.cing torti down. The 
company hnn moved ai-rnsK the street. 

*'. .\. li>Hliiiaii. for twenty-seven years an attache of 

Strong. Colib Sc fVi.. the Cleveland wholesale firm, is 
•■|H-iidiiiK his vncation in Mercer. Pu. 
■■ — llcniun. Myeri> ii Co. <if Cleveland, have bought the 
H'.'k ol It. K. Kratiier. I.ogati and Cedar avenue, wli.i 
hii'- iioidi an axKiijiimi'nt. 

INDIANA INCIDENTS. 

The lirni of Kerliii \- .»<cott. Kokoino, liiis liixmilved. 

Wdi. I. H<-ott Nitoceeililig to the buNlticHs. Kani'h & 



Turman, Logansport, have dissolved, Lee Turmau suc- 
ceedingk 

The oldest drug store in Greensburg, that of Alex- 
ander I't Co.. has gone into bankruptcy. The assets 
are about $20,000; liabilities about the same. 

Patrick U. Ward and Mathias J. Ward, under the 

firm name of Ward Brothers, have opened a new store 
at Otterbein. with a $3.fKX> stock. 

The Piercy drug store at Greencastle, the oldest 

drug store in that place, has passed into the ownership 
of Broadstreet & Vestal. 

A. A. Schrock. formerly a clerk in a Columbas 

pharmacy, has purchased the store of T. L. Potts in 
Pearl street. Cleveland. 

Four months ago, at Bremen. Thomas W. I.ytle 

sold his drug store to J. M. Ball. Last week he 
bought it back again. 

Or. E. H. Sliildrick, long a practising physician in 

North Koyiilton. has engaged in the retail drug busi- 
ness in that city. 

W. B. Cousins, a druggist of Hudson, is spending the 

summer in the Lake Superior region and at his old 
home ill Iowa. 

.V former Cleveland druggist. Fred W. Mayer, has 

returned from Boston and opened a store on Cedar 
avenue. 

Shoemaker & Williams at State Line, have dis- 
solved. .\. U. Shoemaker succeeding to the businesa 

E. E. Green iV Son. of Elwood, have dissolved. 

The son, Fred W. (Jreen. will continue the business. 

E. E. I»rhke. locate.l for many years nt Patricks- 

tiiirg. has removi-d his store to Spencer. 

W. M. O'Brien has sold his store at Monticello 

to ,7. W. Meiser of Mcdi.ryville. 

At Medaryville, August Reeser has sold to H. F. 

Massey. 

Smock & Harris hnvc opened a store nt Itockville. 



What a Diffetence. 

There is (irobably no drink served at the soda foun- 
tain whicli varies as iiineh in taste at the different 
fountains as does chocolate. What a dlffi-rence! Some 
fountains serve the kind which makes you want to go 
right back before yon are a block away. Why 
don't all dispensers serve tin- good chocolate, it's easy 
to get and the price is right. Kunkel Brothers, 4-iS. 
■I.'il W. :10th St., New York, can furnish the good 
chocolate in powdered form put up in live pound ran* 
lit -10 cents a |iouiid. Larger i|uantities, prices and 
oniiiples may be secured Upon application. 



July 23, 1903.] 



NEWS DEPARTMENT. 



99 



THE SOUTH. 



MARYLAND. 



state Meeting a Great Success. — Much New Legislation 

is Urged.— N. A. R. D. is not Indorsed.— W. R. 

Brown Elected President. 

Ocean Cit.v, Md., July 21. — The annual meeting of 
the Maryland Ph. A., at Ocean City, July 1-1 to 18, 
proved to be one of the most successful gatherings in 
the history of the organization in attendance and from 
professional and social standpoints. A live interest 
■was especially manifested in the discussion of legal 
matter, the enactment of a State pharmacy law at the 
session of the Legislature in 1902 having concentrated 
attention upon the subject, and the operation of the 
statute since it went into force having been carefully 
watched. • 

The meeting was called to order in the afternoon of 
July 14 at the Hotel Plinhimmon, by President J. 
Webb Foster, who, in his address, said: 

"There should be a law compelling manufacturers 
to put at least the approximate dose upon the label. 

"Our patent laws should be at once changed, not 
to protect the finished product, but the process by which 
it is evolved, since in our country under our laws we 
have to pay a price in excess of that paid iu other 
countries for the same article. 

"All legislation in pharmacy in our State should 
emanate from pharmacists \j'hose ability and honor 
are unquestioned. The pharmacists are the only ones 
who understand the needs in this particular. A poison 
law was passed by our last legislature that is highly 
unsatisfactory, being in fact a police regulation that 
almost legalizes the sale of poisonous drugs so long as 
a record is kept, but not allowing the druggist to dis- 
criminate nor putting restrictions upon him to regulate 
the sales. The conscientious druggist refuses to sell 
such articles as morphine, cocaine or their salts, or chlor- 
al, unless ordered by a reputable physician. The one who 
does sell them indiscriminately to drug users must 
have a fight with his own warped conscience. The asso- 
ciation should see that proper poison laws are passed. 

"A pure food bill is a necessity and should by all 
means be made complete. 

"The pharmacy law in our State has been in opera- 
tion for more than a year, and while we can appreciate 
Its virtues we also notice its defects, which should be 
remedied at the next session of the legislature. New 
amendments should be asked for that will make the law 
less stringent and give better protection. In the opin- 
ion of many there sliould be an amendment preventing 
the selling of drugs in towns of 800 or over by anyone 
■except registered pharmacists." 

The. reports of the secretary and treasurer showed 
the growing usefulness of the association and that the 
finances are in excellent condition. There will be a 
balance of more than $300 in the treasury after all bills 
have been paid. Twenty members were dropped dur- 
ing the year for non-payment of dues and thirty-one 
were admitted, a net gain of eleven. 

There were many different papers related to phar- 
macy. Prof. Daniel Base contending for instruction in 
regular colleges of pharmacy and I.'iboratory practice 
and presenting a paper on the use of commercial glu- 
cose for the preservation of iron iodide. He showed 
that the decolorizing effects of glucose was due to 
the presence of sulphites as an impurity, and advo- 
■cate<l hypr.phosphorous acid as a better preservative. 

The a;-sociatiiiii f.-ivorcd the erection of a mcmiiria! 



at Washington to the late" Wtlliam Procter, the-father 
of American pharmacy, a native of Maryland. : 

Prof. Henry P. Hynson, chairman of the committee 
to confer with medical societies, reported that the ef- 
forts of tlie committee to establish close relations with 
medical bodies had not been met with a receptive spir- 
it by the Maryland Medical and Chirurgical faculty, 
and recommending that hereafter no committee be ap- 
pointed. Professor Hynson also submitted the draft of 
a bill intended as a substitute for the present phar- 
macy law and asked its endorsement by the association. 

The enactment of a law against substitution was 
favorably commented upon and that relating to the 
sale of poisons was severely criticised as non-efifective. 
The committee invited the earnest co-operation of the 
State association in the figlu against the indiscriminate 
sale of habit forming drugs and presented in this con- 
nection the report on the subject read before the A, 
Ph. A. Reference was also made to the code of ethics 
adopted by the Maryland association, of which an out- 
line was given at the time in the Era, and the formation 
of a section on materia medica, pharmacy and thera- 
peutics, like that of the A. Ph. A., was urged. 

The report of the committee on the president's ad- 
dress was followed by an extensive discussion. Most 
of the recommendations contained were endorsed but 
the one that the Maryland association affiliate with 
tlie N. A. R. D. was ignored. The committee was com- 
posed of Louis Sehulze, J. F. Hancock and H. P. Hyn- 
son. 

The proposed amendments to the pharmacy law also 
elicited a prolonged debate and got in the main a fav- 
orable reception. One of the most important referred 
to the privilege of assistant pliarmacists to biennial 
registration .-aid providing funds for thp expenses of the 
board of pharmacy. 

The following officers were placed in nomination by 
a committee composed of Dr. A. R. L. Dohme. H. P. 
Hynson, Louis Sehulze and W. C. Powell, and were 
elected: 

President. W. E. Brown, Baltimore; vice-presidents 
—Owen C. Smith, Baltimore; Albert Lapouraille. Balti- 
more; H. Howard, Brookville; secretary, Louis Sehulze 
Baltimore; treasurer, H. R. Rudy, Hagerstown; execu- 
tive committe^-H. Lionel Meredith, Hagerstown- 
Charles Morgan. Baltimore; Thomas Holland, Centre- 
ville; social committee— J. Edwin G. Hengst, J. E 
Bond, Charles J. Baker and George A. Sohl,' all of 
Baltimore. 

Plenty of diversion had been provided by the com- 
mittee. The Merck prize, for the best paper, was pre- 
sented to W. J. Lowrey, Jr., of the Pharmaceutical 
Journal Club of Baltimore, all the members of which be- 
came members of the State association. The subject of 
Mr. Lowrey's paper was "Ferrous Carbonate in Pills 
and Tablets." A large party took a sail on Sinepuxent 
Bay, on Thursday, while others remained at the hotel to 
bowl. 

David R. Millard. Charles Jlorgan and H. R. Rudy 
were appointed a committee on time and place of the 
next meeting. 







.ABBOIISorIgiW 
Angostura Bittern. 



W. ABBOTT * CO., 

BKltlmarc, 1I<L 



100 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



I July 23, 1903. 




A. .1. FKiUtV. 
SMTi'tfirv. 



OFFICERS R. D. C. A. OF LOUl- 
.InllX J. GKASSKK. .KlilN .1. I'Ai^l 1 I i K. 

■Jiul Vice-president. Treasurer. 



HIGH A. BUOWX. 
1st Vice-president. 



A SET OF LIVE MEN. 
The lietaii l<rii« t'lerk's Association of Ix)uisiana 
claims to lie tlie first association of its kind to he in- 
corporated iind.-i tlie laws of any State. Thus far, it 
has confined its efforts to matters of internal organiz- 
ation, only laki:i|; a hand in such out.side affairs as 
demanded imnniliate attention, and in both it has been 
eminently successful. The shorter hours question will 
come up 8oon. The nieniliership is about 85, but it is 
expected that the association will shortly number a 
lar(;e majority of the clerks in the Slate. 

Wm. II. Voelker. president, has be<'n in the retail 
drup business in New Orleans for over thirty years. 
He was one of the originators of the State Ph. A. He 
is a Druid, a Woodman of the World, a Knight of 
Honor, and a Knislit of I'ythias. 

HukIi ■\. Hrown, first vice-president, one of the 
youiiKcr «-lass of prescriptifiu clerks, is employcil at L. 
I-. .Vbbott's. I'elicity street. When President ('. V. 
J'ielder resigned in 190J, his duties devolved upon Mr. 
Hrown, and liis faithful work during that time endeared 
I'ini to every member. 

.lolin J. (Jrasser is second vice-president. Several 
J ears ago he graduated from the New Orleans ('. P. 
and is now doing relief work. He is a member of the 
State association and of several committees in that 
organization. 

A. J. Ferry is secretary, a position lie was compelled 
to accept. .Mr. Kerry .-omes of an old creole family of 
New Orleans. He studied pharmacy ami then t(K>k a 
special course un.lir Prof. Met/, in Tulane University. 
He is now at < hreijen's pharmacy, where, for two years, 
he liuH bien ln-ad pn-scription man. 

John J. Pai|uelle, treaHiirer. is one of the younger set. 
He In now doing relief work. He was one of the founil- 
••nt of the asMrtiiitii.n. 



MARYLAND. 

The a<live members of the Halliin<ire I (rug Trade 

Bowling ("lub are lieginning to look toward next month, 

when officerit are to I |i.<'ii.d preparatory to resuming 

■ onleBlh. 'lli<- , position i.t several teams is a mill- 

ter of unrvrtalnty. Andn-w Hauiugartner. captain of 

.Mcformii'k k Co., Ims severed his ineclion with the 

lirm ami his future buslnesH movemenis are unsettled. 
The bowliTK from Cilpin, Knngdon A: Co., from which 
lirm he had thrM- on his list, si^.ni diNpox.Ml i., think 
vlilorlen iihould be won under iheir name anil not under 

that of another firm. That ihi- line up will I nsiiler- 

ably nllercl in likely. 



The Northern section of Baltimore was the central 

point of a typical tornado, when the funnel-shaped cloud 
formed by the meeting of t^vo storms dipped down in a 
depression and wrecked several hundred buildings. 
Among them was the pharmacy of Charles Doeller, 
Broadway and Kager street, the roof of which was lifted 
off, the walls of the upper story being also destroyed. 
The rain fell in torrents. Mr. Doeller's loss is esti- 
mated at $2,500. At the same time the house in East 
Eager street, occupied by Druggist William H. Otto, 
was unroofed, and $700 jiamage ci.used. 
Mr. George Muth, senior member of the whole- 
sale drug firm of Muth Bros. & Co., has returned from 
a trip to New York, Boston and other points. 

I'arr Bros., druggists on York road, have bought a 

large lot theie and will shortly erect several buildings 
on it, among them a store. 



TENNESSEE. 

Ernest Pinch, formerly with Spurlock-Neal Co.> 

Nashville, has succeeded to the business of Pierce & 
McGough, Petersburg. 

Noble & Neal have suceeded the R. L. Eves Drug 

Co. of Nashville. These enterprising young men are to 
be congratulated on having secured one of the liest 
staiiils in the city. 

John J. Ingle of South Pittsburg, will shortly open 

a new drug store at that place. 

P. W. HagM-r of Ilager Bros., Hartsville, is spend- 
ing a vacation in Colorado. 



MINNESOTA. 

George W. Walstrom has returned to Lake City 

from a trip to the Pacific coast. 
Kred Kuyler has re- 
moved from his old store 
in Duluth to a much niori' 
■'eiitral location in EaM 
S'uperior street. 

A. C. HalgriMi has 

bought out I.. T. Olson ai 
Kensingliui. M. C. Kemp 
& Co. suceee<l GIbIm A. 
Kemp at Oliver. J. T 
Jensen Is closing out at 
.\voca. J<din P. S<hidti-u 




of Delvaii, has soM. I(. 
II. KhrenbiTg lias siarl.'.l 
at .Marietta. 



W. II. VOKl.KKK. 

President 

Louisiana !{. D. C. .V. 



July 23, 1903. 



NEWS DEPARTMENT. 



101 



AROUND THE GREAT LAKES. 



BACK TO SCHEDULE. 



Chicago R. D. A. Finds Its "Cutting-All-Along-the- 

Line" Scheme Was a Poor One and Gets Back 

to Prices. — Charles H. Avery Elected 

to Presidency for Unexpired Term. 

Chicago, Jul.v 21. — A new price schedule will soon 
lip in effect in Chicago. Saeh was the decisidn reached 
at the last meeting of the Chicago K. D. A., on last 
Tue!;da.v. The attendance was about sixty. 

T. v. Wooten called the meeting to order and after 
the minutes of the previous meeting and the report of 
the executive committee were read, the discussion 
plunged at once into the business in hand. John I. 
Straw objected to the adoption of a certain portion of 
the minutes of the executive committee, saying that 
the committee had exceeded its authority and had as- 
sumed the right to revise the instructions of the asso- 
ciation. He moved to accept the report w'ith the ex- 
ception 01 the portion relating to the point he raised. 
After discussion, by vote the report was accepted as a 
whole. 

The action of the association at a previous meeting 
in declaring the schedule off w-as gone over and it was 
ilcch\red that the plan of forcing the fight into the 
enemy's camp had been a failure. Mr. Straw declared 
his conviction that, had the matter been taken up by 
the members of the association and the plan carried out, 
it would have resulte<l in the ultimate defeat of tlie 
cutters. There is nothingi, he said, like the power of 
organization if the whole force of an association can be 
brought to bear upon a given object. If every druggist 
in the city had cut prices for only a short period it 
would have resulted in a lesson to even the largest of 
the cutters and everyone would have been- glad to get 
back to price schedule again. 

A representative of one of the North Shore districts 
arose and asserted with emphasis that whatever the in- 
structions of the association were on cutting, neither 
he nor the members of his auxiliary district would obey 
any order of the association which instructed them to 
cut prices. 

William K. Forsythe said that the association is 
one whose primary purpose is and has been the elimin- 
ation of cut rates; he thought it a wrong policy for the 
association, in view of that fact, to order a cut. 

A member interrupted with a query reflecting upon 
Mr. Straw's sincerity. Walter H. Gale took up the 
discussion and defended Mr. Straw with considerable 
force. The menilior then rose and explained that his 
remark was nor intended to reflect upon Mr. Straw's 
good intentions, but merely to question the go<id policy 
of the plan he had advocated. 

George R. Baker said that he had been a druggist 
in the downtown district a good many years, and that 
until the druggists tliemselves began cutting prices he 
had gone along and sold goods at good prices, paying 
no attention to the department stores. When, however, 
his neighbors began cutting tactics, he was forced to 
follow or lose business. The down town men have nev- 
er been able to get back where they were before they 
began cutting. He favored, he said, the policy of ignor- 
ing the department stores entirely, adopting a schedule 
for drug stores and sticking to it. letting the depart- 
ment stores do what they pleased and fight it out among 
tliemselves. Xot all the druggists in Chicago, in iiis 
opinion, are able to fight the organized millions of the 
big stores and it would be suicidal to attempt it. 

It was moved and seconded that the association go 



back to tlic old price scliedude in effect before tlie gen- 
eral cut was ordered. Mr. Straw moved to amend the 
motion by ordering a general out all over the city. The 
amendment was lost. Charles H. Avery moved to 
amenil tlio original motion by instructing the execu- 
tive board to formulate and adopt a minimum price 
schedule. This amendment was adopted. 

During the course of the discussion the fact was 
brought out that very few of the druggists of Chicago 
had obeyed the fiat of the association to cut prices or 
the advice of the executive committee to that effect. 
The plan, therefore, not receiving the support of the 
rank and file, upon whom absolutely depended the suc- 
ces of the movement, fell of its own weight. 

Charles H. Avery, one of the leading association 
men and a prominent druggist in the Fourth auxiliary 
('-istrict, was elected president of the association to fill 
out the unexpected term of .Tohn I. Straw, resigne<3. 



HARRY D. BERRY, formerly of Jackson, Mich., 
died at his home in JIt. Sterling, Ky., of consumption. 
He was formely clerk for Henderson & Co., of Jackson, 
and left ten weeks ago for his home on account of 
ill health. 



A Center for High Grade Grape Juice. 

In this issue of the Era, on page 7, the reader will 
notice the attractive advertisement of the Naboth Vine- 
yards, Brocton, N. Y., who manufacture the well- 
known brand of Naboth Grape Juice. Brocton Is lo- 
cated in the extreme westerly corner of the Empire 
State, and on Lake Erie. It Is In the center of the 
far- famed Western New Y'ork and Chautauqua grape 
belt. Grapes grown in this section have always a 
superabundance of the natural sweetness peculiar to 
the fruit, and Brocton has been, and probably always 
will be. a great center for high grade grape juice. 
Grape Juice has been manufactured in this part of the 
country for many generations, and every generation has 
striven to bring the product to a higher degree of excel- 
lence than those which have gone before. The result 
has been that Brocton Grape Juice Is known far and 
wide, and a substantial business Is carried on even In 
foreign countries. 

The Naiboth Vineyards are justly entitled to the 
far-reaching constituency that is theirs. Perhaps no 
higher testimonial could be cited that that of various 
hospitals which prescribe their product to the exclu- 
sion of all others. 

This season has been an unprecedented one for 
Naboth Grape Juice, for more has been sold than dur- 
ing any previous season. The Era had the pleasure of 
a call from the president of the company. F. C. Lewis, 
last week. He was in the city arranging with one 
of the largiest exporters to handle their products on 
the continent, and he tells us that their plant in Broc- 
ton is now undergoing changes which will more than 
double its capacity for next season. 



NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 
SCHOOL OF PHARMACY . . . 

NORTHWESTEBN UNIVERSITY BUILDINQ, CHICAGO. 
Unsurpassed New Equipment. Seven Laboratories. 

Twelve Teachers. Thorough Courses. 

NEXT TERM BEGINS SEPT. 7, I903. 

Address Inquiries to 

PROF. OSCAR OLDBERG, 87 Like St., Chicago. 



102 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



[July 23, 1903. 



KNOWLEDGE IS WEALTH. 

Yi-ii! tuny s«-iir.- n giXKlly iiroount of both knowledge 
„:, . iircfiilly iKTsiiiiiK tlie luivcrtising iu this 

j. N,, ■...III.- of the f..lli.\vinK fxwllelit offer- 

in, :.• ill i.iir lust wock's isxiie: 

I'la.Mil'TA— A ul.iiintioii "f tlie St. f'atlinrine 

Truiie witli iiiilil niiJ plcasunt luxatives, cliiiined by 
llu< iimiiufiii-tiirors In lie a iiiiigic relief for cmstiiiatiou. 
Oriler ilimiiKli ymir jobber, or from tlic I'ruiietta I'liar- 
iiia.iil To. of New York. 

I.A.\<tI.INK — Vii'l'.r Koei-lil & Co. of tliis city arc 
.sole ai;ints niul licensees for tbe l'iiite.1 States. Tlieir 
uilv. Oil jKiue 1" will miiloiibtedly interest you. 

SVUI.VOES. — Parker, Stearns & Sutton of tliis city, 
Ilia nuf act urers of tlie faniou.s Alpba and Omej;n 
Syringes, liave a splendid new catalogue of photographs 
whieli they send free on application. A postal card to 
them will iret >ou one. 

Pll.i.S. — Ipjolin's Pills have reached the pinnacle 
of gue.'"ss. Tliev cost no more than tlie solid kind. 

ANTITOXIN ANI> VACCINE.— John Wyeth & 
Brother, Inc.. Philadelphia, Pa., announce that in re- 
sponse to the iv(|uests of their large clientele among phy- 
sicians .ind pharmacists, they have, after very careful 
sanitary and critiral examination of methods and pro- 
cedure, assoriated themselves with Dr. H. \V. Alex- 
ander A: Co. as authorized general distributors of the 
Intter's biological products. More information on page 

THE TILI>EN CO. call your attention to the proper 
discounts on gi".MlK listed in the different parts of their 
price li.'t. Their ndvertisement is on the inside of the 
first cover. 

FCJlt.M.VT.VN, a tasteless, non-toxic, intestinal 
astringent and antiseptic which is insoluble in the 
•noulh or stomach, a new and certain rem^y iu typhoid 
fever, dysentery, eliolera infantum and all inflammatory 
conditions of the intestines accompanieil by diarrho.-a. 
Prepared by Henry K. Wampole & Co. of Philadelphia, 
Pa., who furnish literature upon request. 

Ell". MTIIIA TABLETS.— Billings Clapp Co., 
Boston, Jlass., want to send you a sample and special 
net prices on their carton package aluminum cap bottles 
with your name on tln-in. They are making their tablets 
by a new and viiy satisfactory process. Write today. 

NEW MEDICI.VES.— t)n page 7(j you will find a 
list of Dr. I'avid Kennwly's new metlicines, which are 
being nianufai-tiireil by The Cal-Cura Co. at Uondout, 
N. Y. The ileiiiand for them is sure to be large. 

tJ.VLL i:l'ltE. made by the Bickmore Gall Cure Co., 
<Jlil Town. Maine, reliable and a sure seller. Samples 
and a trial order for the asking. 

SODA AND MINEKAI. TC.M BLEBS.— Note the 
adviTtist iiii-nt of Wliitiill Taliiin C.im|>aiiy on page .">; all 
varieties ami priris right for the go.nl quality. 

SHOW CASES.- Write to the Grand Uapids Show 
Case Co., (irand itapids, Mk-h., for catalogue ".V". 
Tlii'ir buNincHK is making show cases. Sec the cut of 
their druggists' Hiindrii-s case on insiih- of back cover. 

(JK.VDI'.VTES. — Gnarante<Nl to be absolutely ai-cu- 
rati- by ilie miiniifaciiirer, ,1. F. Lehman, 70 Wiirn-n 
Hi., N. Y. If yonr jobber can't supiily you, secure them 
direct. ,1 

I'AX-PEITIC ELIXIlt, an appetizing Ionic diges- 
tive which previ'iils. assists and often curi-s indigestion. 
.Ms<> put lip ill tablet f.irin. Manufactured by Sharp 
»V DohiiH', Baltiiiiori'. M.I., offiieM at .New York, Cliicag.), 
Si. I...iiis ii:i.| \i.« llrli-aiis. 



■ 8 he gazed wearily into the depths of a long glass 
of AiHilliuaris water and groaned in an agony of spiriL 
"Hut no more for me. I'm done with the ex|ierimen- 
lal stage. Yesterday morning I met 'Billy' Smith. 
'Come have a Smithsonihn cooler,' he said. 'It's my 
own invention, and it's the greatmt ever.' Well, we 
had a couple of Smithsonian coolers, as he calK-d 'em, 
and I left him. Pretty soon I met "Tonr Brown. 
'Come and have a Brown stout cocktail,' he said. 
'You never tasted anything like it in your life.' I 
pledge you my word I never did, and never hope to 
again. When I met 'Sam' Green, a little later, and he 
suggested a drink of his own invention I was inclined 
to halk, but in the end he persuaded me, and I dallied 
with a couple. By that time 1 was determined to dodge 
all my friends, but '.lim' .Lines yanked me from the 
back of a trolley car and dnigved me in to try a 
punch that he had just discovered, .\fter that I didn't 
care what happened, and every lime anyone suggested 
a new drink of his own invention I braced myself, said 
'go as far as you like,' and took my medicine like a 
little man. When I woke up in the Turkish bath this 
morning I made up my mind that Apollinaris would 
be good enough for me for the rest of my natural life." 



The Great Health Drink. 

The value of fresh grap.s as a foo<l has long been 
recognized. I'nfermented grape juice has been upon tbe 
market and has been advertised extensively for medical 
^c purposes for sev- 
eral years, but to 
the Chautauqua 
Fruit Co. of Uip- 
ley. N. Y'.. credit is 
due for further ad- 
vocating its use as 
the "Great Health 
Drink." This firm 
an- the iiianufac- 
tiircrs of the now 
famous Randall's 
tJold Me«lal Grape 
.liiice. which is be- 
ing served at all 
llp-to-dale soda 
fountains and is 
used extensively in .Vinerican homes as a delicious table 
beverage. The .scene here niclured is an every day one 
and simply goes to prove that a Randall Grape Juice 
Fount is a silent but a sure salesman, very seldom losing 
a customer. Any druggist can secure one of these Fonts 
by handling Randall's Grape Juice in sufficient i|uanti- 
lies, and these quantities are so small that any druggist 
can afford to have one. Write to the Chautauqua Fruit 
I'll, iiiiil hear their iiiiiqiie proposition, also secure illus- 
trated advertising matliT and samples. 




m-% 



Apullinarii Good Enough for Him. 
"'I'lil* i» Hie lime ot Ji'sr when men experlmi-iit 
with cu<il, neductive suiuiiier drinkii," said the clubman. 



Dr. David Kennedy's 

NEW MEDICINES. 

P«r Dona 

CALCURA SOLVENT M-OO 

CALCURA PLASTXaS t.CO 

CALCURA TILLS i.00 

EFDERKI SOAP 1.C0 

EXEMALirrc omtxzvr «."3 

DR. KENNEDYS TONIO (Zucullne). . . . •.OJ 

COUOHI.INE SYRUP «.03 

R-DECITRA OIL . 4.C9 

OCCULINE BALM ICO 

Siml'lo. counter •dvorliilnit .nrt ■■■'-■\r~c ilUpUyi (iroTlilad. 
Addreii th> muiuf'ctunn, 

THE CALCURA CO.. 

rr. K.nnedy How. HONDOUT. H. T. 



July -ja, 11103.] 



NEWS DEPARTMENT. 



10.1 



PATENTS. TRADE MARKS. ETC 




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73 3. V^ ^ 



73 3. '/5'2 



73 3.V3f 



.364. 
,424. 



4 

405. 

40(1. 
407. 

,5"iS. 

,riOO, 

.771, 



PATENTS. 
Issued July 14, 1903. 

Robert L. Benson, Chicago, III. Nebulizer. 

— Alvin B. Kedell, Cliicago. III., assignor to 
Charles R. Lindsay, Jr., Chicago, III. Bun- 
sen burner. 

— Albert H. Tatum, New York, N. Y., assignor 
to Whitall Tatum Co., New York, N. Y., a 
loriioratiou of New Jersey. Attaching device 
for stoppei's. 

— William Bate. Hayle and Frederick G. Orme. 

London. England. Condenser for nitric or 

otlior acids. 

-Herbert H. Dow. Midland, Mich. Process 

of obtaining ammonia from ammona-containing 

gases. 

— Herbert H. Dow, Midland, Mich. Process of 
manufacturing bromin. 

— Herbert H. Dow, ilidland, Mich. Process of 
manufacturing bromids from bromin-contain- 
ing solutions. 

— Balilwin F. Schirnun'. Cleveland, Ohio. Bot- 
tle-holder for biittle-washjng niacliiue. 

— (_)tt<i Meurer. Colcignc. (Jermsuy. Process of 
obtaining nietnl sulfates frnm mattes. 

— Charles R. Twitcliell and William E. Brown, 
Los Angeles, t'al.. assignors to Brown-Win- 
st.inley Manufacturing Company, Los Angeles, 
Cal. Bottle-tin-foiling machine. 

, — Robert D. Bradley, Canton. Ohio, assignor 
to the Canton Rubber Compau.v, Canton, 
Ohio, a corporation. Water-bottle funnel- 
neck. 



Vail Brothers. Philadelphia, Pa. The repre- 
sentation of the Fairmount Water Works at 
Philadelphia, water in the foreground, etc. 
40,707. — Bitters. William A. r)ozier, Hattiesburg, 
Miss. The letters "B A B." 



TRADE MARKS. 
Registered July 14, 1903. 

4(>.7riS. — Medicine for the cure of kidney anil blailder 
troubles. -Vddison H. Smith. Jackson, Mich. 
The liyphenated word "Ur-i-cura." 

4il.7.")0. — Autitubercular and expectorant. Schieffelin & 
Co.. New Vin-k, N. Y. The word "Guaimol." 

40.700. — Internal antiseptic and antirheumatic. Schief- 
felin iV: Co., New York, N. Y. The word 
"Litliocol." 

40.701. — Uterine sedative. Nelson. Baker & Co., De- 
troit. Mich. The word "L'terotonic." 

40.702. — Remedies for certain named diseases. Theo- 
dore P. Van Ness, Newark. N. .L The pictor- 
i:il ripresentation of a hand holding in the 
iKilui a number of coins and bills. 

4O,70.'5. — I!eme(Ties for seasickness. Maria A. Gillespie, 
New York". N. Y. The word "Emagika."" 

40.704. — Preparation for the treatment of the hair. 



LABELS. 



Registered July 14, 1903. 

10,181.— Title: "A Delightful Face Powder. A Per- 
fect Baby Powder." (For toilet powder). C. 
L. Cotton Perfume & Extract Co., Earlville, 
N. Y. 

10.1S2. — Title: "Yankee Baby Powder." (For toilet 
powder). Seabury & Johnson, New York, N. 
Y. 

10.183. — ^Title: "Popularis." (For medicine). Associ- 
ated Drug (^o., Philadelphia, Pa. 

10,184. — Title: "J. B. Actress's Obesity-wine for Cor- 
pulencT." (Formedicine). Juana L. Dezea- 
banlt & Co.. Cleveland, Ohio. 

10,185. — Title: "'U'olcott's Vegetable Balm." (For 
liniment). Avery L. Wolcott. Otsego, Mich. 



Few retail druggists realize that one of the most 
impiu-tant departments of a drug store Is the prepared 
food department. This is not only important, but it 
is one of the most lU'ofitable branches of the druggist's 
business if he handles it right. This idea is carried 
out in the plans, and especially in the advertising, of the 
Wells & Richardson Co.. who just now are pushing 
Cereal Milk very hard. This delicious prepared food 
has acquired its popularity by good results, and hard, 
persistent advertisin,g, placed whore the mothers and 
the physicians could see it, has put Cereal Milk in the 
i'ront rank of scientific prepared infant and invalid 
foods. In other words. Cereal Milk has become a 
recognized staple. In addition to the advertising which 
the \^'ells & Richardson Co. are doing to create a 
demand, they b;ive not overlooked the demands of the 
druggist for advertising matter, and are now sending 
out a very handsome window displa.v on ([uantity orders 
of Cereal Milk which the retailer may place with his 
iobber: and the quantity is so small — .$12 or ?24 worth — 
that any druggist may avail himself of it. This window 
disjilay. b.v the wa.v. 's one of the most handsome pieces 
of ad\ertising matter that any food concern has put 
out. , 



104 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



IJuly 33. 1903. 




OPIUM REGISTERS PRINCIPAL CHANGE IN QUO- 
TATIONS. 

Now ^oik. .Iiil.v 21. — .'^I'lisoiialily nnii't ooiulitioiis 
ciiiiliiiiK* til |iri-v!iil in iK-iirlv iill tl<-piirliii<-iitM wiili trniiN- 
nctioiiK liiiiilwl iimiiily to a<-lniil ciirrt'iit riiniiriMiiciils 
of coiisiiiiH-rx. mill ii fiirtluT iiii|iorliiiit nilvaiii'o in vnlii>'S 
of opium !u till' priiii'ipiil cliiin^o in i|Uotations durin;; 
tlip pn.si wi'ck. 

oril'M. — I'Vrpicn ninrkots have roiiliniipil to liardi'ii 
nndpr llir iiillii'Micc of rodiiccil cstiniiili^s of tlic new 
I Top and .-ipot jiililiin;: qitotaliiins liave lieen fnrtlier ad- 
vnn'Oil J.'h-. per M'. to SsLtHKi/ :!.Sri for !> per rent, and 
$.'{.7<>'</ .'i.'.t.'i for 11 per cent, rowclered also is liiglier 
and the revised <iiiotalions are ?4..")0'(/ 4.75 for 1.1 per 
eeiit. and f',A»i'ii'i.-^r, for 10 per cent. 

MllUI'illNK. — (.'■>nsiimers rontinne to purchase fn-e- 
ly in view of the stroncer position of opinion and the ten- 
dency of valni-s is decidedly n|iward with an early ad- 
vance expected. Meanwhile jobliers offer cautiously at 
the old ranee of ?2..'iO'<i2.ti<l for eiirhths in ounce boxes. 
S2.4r>1i 2.."(.'i in 'J'j-oz. hoxe.s. $2.2.">(ii"2..S.'i in ounce vials 
and yj-l'lCi/ 2.;iO in Ti-oz. cau.s, as to brand and quantity, 
less the usual rebate on large purchases. 

QriNI.N'K. — .\ continued stendy improvement in tlio 
eonsiiniiiis: demand Is reporteil, with the tone of the mar- 
ket tiriii. and n general advance in prices is looked for 
after the .Viiislerdam bark sale on Thursday next. The 
nilini: iiuotations are 2.'yi; 2.". ' _.<■ for bulk in 100-oz. tins. 
2;<'i.'(l 24e. in Tdi-oz. tins. 24''i( 24'.ji'. in 2ri-oz. tins. 2;"i'fi; 
2."i'.je. ill l.'i or 10-oz. tins, and '.Vtfii'.iO^uc. in ounce vials, 
accordiiif; to brand and quantity. 

ImU CU.VSS. — Supplies are more abundant and 
jobbing: iinotations have been reduced to I'ylfillOc for cut. 

SK.\Ki'!.V KOOT. — New crop is coming in more 
freely and the market is easier with jobbing [irices show- 
ing a dwiiiie to Wcii $1.00 for whole and ?1.00r(;1.10 
for powdereil. 

I.OBIOl.I.V SKICD. — Holders are more willing to sell 
and prices in a jobbing way have been reduced to (j2('(f 
72c. for whole and 72'ii,S2c. for jiowdered. 

SKUri:NT.\Kl.\ ICOT.— Owing to extreme scarcity 
the market is stronger and jobbers have advanced quota- 
tions to .">2(V/<;2c. for whole, ori(f/, (wc. for ground and 57 
U7c. for powdered. 

rri.S.\TIM,A IIKUB.-Tlie lone of the market is 
easier and jobbing prices have dwiined to ;{0''(/40c., as to 
(|iiality ai'd <|uantity. 

HKKSW.VX. — Liberal receipts have had a depressing 
effei-t to the market and jolibers have reduced quotations 
lo IKCii I.'m'. for city ami ;5.srr( j:{<.. for country. 

.\l.<li;S. — I'.arbados in gourds are scarce and firmer 
with jobbiim qui rations showing an ailvaiice to 12^(7 l.'ic. 

ACtt.NITK i:«>l)T.— Suiiplies are offered more freely 
and the market is easier with jcdibing prices reduced to 
2*i'!;2.".c. for wlioU'. 2;!'</2.Sc. for ground and 25'<( :»•<•. for 
powdered. 

Kl..\f HAHI\.--SiiM-ks continue jiflit and in eoiise- 
qiieiice llie market is lirnier witli jobbing i|Uolatioiis nd- 

*•' 1 to :!2''«;:C.c. for select in bulk and :i:tr<; .-itic. for 

.VIb. biindh's. 

WIIAI.K nil, SOAI'.— Vnliies are n shade easier, 
the revised jobbiiiL' lifiirex being 5'/irt/5'.jC. in bbls. and 
'."ii \'Ja-. Ill smaller quantities. 

• TTfll. — Th arket is weaker and jobbers have 

redii I qiMlalioiiN to :,y:.f<iVH: by the bale and 1(»1( He. 

fur l-s.. 

Cl.itNKS. — Market (inner in svinpatliy with corre- 
s|>oiMrnu iiindilii.iis abroad and iobbcrs have ailvaiiced 
pricN i„ ||„ IK,-. r.,r wh.ile and l!l'i/2lc. for powdered. 

M.\l"l';. —ruder a similar inlliience jobbing qiiota- 

lioii- have I n imirktHl up lo 7ll'i/75e. for whole and 

7'i'.iS."m-, f.ir p..M.t.i,-.l 

Hlli:i.i..V< shmlily hardening al all 

point" mill -p..' , show an advain'e lo tWn 

>-'•'• for l> <• for Native. 

Hni(IT.S I t ■ I I . I iM;.— I'rimary markets an- 
'rmer ami hs-al lolihcrs have advaiinil qiioiatlonH to 
-'.ijfiir^W. by the bid. and («)'•.( 70c. for smalh'r qininli- 



INDEX TO THIS NUMBER. 

I'ae* 

M ■• -, .l.l.w I oli-iMIKIll . Sli 

'S.SuClATlU.NS. Clubs .Vlunini, Klc— Aiiieri.iin 
riiarmacciilical, S!t; I'liicago, Ketail I>riiggint», 
li»l. Ccriiian .\|>otlie<-aries. 92; IxmiHiunu Keluil 
I>riig Cli-rks, Uft; .Maryland I'hannuveuliciil, 'M; 
.Nalioii.il Wholesale liriiggisis, <.»5: New Jersey 
rhiirmaceiilical, !Ci: I'roprietary Association.... iCi 

i:o.\ltl>S OK I'll A U.\! AC v.— .New York (Kasiern 

I!(IU I.I.VO. iiltro "tIJ.ViVk.— New yu'ric iVetai'l "' 

I »nit'gists j(4 

rol.l.KOKs OK PlIAIt.M.VCY.— Philadelphia '.m; 

Commercial Travelers K!l 

coi{iji:si"<».\i>Kxci.: ;.. si 

Digestion and Carbohydrates fOi 

Urng 'J'rade, Crisis Coming 81 

KltlTOKI.VI,.'^.— Cooperative Insurance, 79: Crollv, 
.Mr., lloes Not Agree With I'hnrmaciBt, S<>; Ma'ii 
Who .Stops is Not a Success, N); Mannfaeturer 
Cannot Kxist Witli<iiit Kelailer, HI; Tolitii-s in the 
l»nig Store, 7'l; Situation in Chicago. 81; Will 

This .Make Is Stop Ksing Tobacco? SO 

KaiT Powders, Tints s7 

J-'l.v Paper ss 

• ilii.ss. Soldering KS 

Hair. lOleiMiolysis s7 

Insiiranee. C<Mq>erative for Druggists ft2 

MAHKKT UKPOKT KJ^I 

NKWS I.KTTIOUS.— P.altiniore. fK); Boston, f»7: Huf- 
fah.. ',Mi: Chi.aL'o, 1111; Cleveland, O.. !«; Indian- 
apolis. !».S: Minnesota. HK»; New York, 'J2: Pliil- 

adeliihia, IM!; .Syracuse, !Hj; Tennes-see 100 

Oil. Cocoa nut. Purified .*>(} 

Parcels Post !(1 

PATK.NTS. TKADKMAUKS, Ktc 10.1 

PKIIS(»X.\1.S, Including Obituaries, Items of Per- 
sonal Interest, ICtc.— Armour Drug Co., ai: Beh- 
reiis. Carl K.. If.; Berry. Harry D., 101: Blair. 
Mrs. Henry C, fM'.; Boeddiker, Otto. '.»4: Brown. 
Hugh A.. KXI: Carter, Krank H., ',>.S: Cmk, II.. 
!M: Di>iis<!ia. Bruno U., !>4: Kihemendia. Dr. Ia" 
aiidie, ',11: KMiott. C. K.. US; Krb. Charles S.. !Ci; 
lOvans. Charles P., f»4: Kairweather, fjeonre M.. 
S4: l'\iry. A. .T., 100: Kriedlwfu. A.. !t4: Oleiick. 
Ceorgi W.. 'M: Oras.ser, ,Tidin J.. 100: Hitchcix-k, 
(Jeo. II., !>4: Katzman. .Vdolph S.. 1*4: Keidantz. 
Kmil n.. iH; Kno«>fel, Bruno. US; I.essinir. .1. A.. 
82; Miilford Co.. H. K., M7: Oil of Pine Medicine 
Co., !),1: Pafinetle. John J., 1IK»: Perry. K. W. U.. 
Sli; Pringle. J., Maxwi'll, \H: Schweinfiirth. Geo. 
K.. ;t4: Stanton. John K.. !H!: Stout. Marion .V.. 
S.S: Swaiin. S. V. B.. ".H: Timiiiermnn. K. H.. 04: 
A-..elker. W. II., 100: White, Charles II., [H: 

Wichelns. Fred 04 

Pharmacy. Smallest in the World? S2 

Pharmacy. World's Fair !*• 

Proprietarv Preoa rat ions vs. National Formulary.. .S-'i 

OIKSTION BOX S7 

SHOP TALK .s:: 



Avoid Errors. 
It is so very easy to make a mistake, especially in 
niimbering prescriptions. There are very few systems 
that can be u.scd without errors. The safest way is to 
use a nuiiiberiiig machine, and there are many of these 
on the market that are far from being correct. The 
Follctt Xiiinbering Machine, made by the Ciishmnn iS: 
Denison Mfg. Co., at 240 W. 2.'td street. New York City, 
is one of the few gooil ones al a reasonable price. This 
mnchine has six wheels with steel figures, printing from 
one to one inillioii, anil n'nmbering eonsecnlively. also dnp- 
lieales, triplicates or repeats, at will. The manufacturers 
send one on approval to re^|i.iovil,l,. oririn^ ..r mii.hi re- 
ceipt of the price. $5, will -■ 

DIRECT IMPORTERS OF 

ASAFOETIDA. INSECT FLOWERS. SAGE, 
SENNA, HERBS and SPICES. 



Mccormick & 

Munlii-liirilii Chcmlila. lm|rarlcn and llrloilcn. 



CO., 

nALll-MOKH 



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BUSINESS NOTICES. 



A HELP IN PRESCRIPTION WORK. 
There are a great many things that the average dis- 
penser can't remember, and there are as many more that 
he shouldn't try to remember — it isn't safe. These 
things come up in prescription filling when time is an 
important factor and accuracy is strictly essential. 
There are questions about dosages, dose equivalents, 
percentage solutions, specific gravity, incompatibilities, 
metric and thermometric equivalents, meanings of 
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Is pharmacy a business or a profession? 

The highly educated pharmacist who tries to con- 
duct a store without a knowledge of business details 
will inevitably fail. 

In the same way will a business man who tries to 
run a pharmacy without some knowledge of the pro- 
fession inevitably come to grief. 

Speculation as to the relative values of the two 
classes of knowledge is useless — both are necessary. 

There are good business men who make poor 
pharmacists, and good pharmacists who make poor 
business men. 

If you belong to the latter class, we feel sorry for 
you, if to the former there is a remedy, The Era 
Course in Pharmacy. 

Write to The Pharmaceutical Era. No. 8 Spruce 
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THE SOCIETY OF CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TO MEET IN NEW 
YflRK. 

While industrial chemistry and pliarmacy have 
drifted rather widely apart, our readers will still be 
interested to learn that in 1904 the Society of Chemi- 
cal Industry will meet in New York. This great 
international body of men, devoted to the useful appli- 
cation of the most useful of sciences, will find much 
of interest in our country where conservatism has 
seldom blocked the wheels of progress. It is proposed 
to hold the meeting in New York, but much of the 
visiting chemists' time will be spent in sight-seeing 
excursions to the larger cities and manufacturing 
centers. Two points of unusual interest to members 
of the society are Pittsburg, the immense laboratory 
where a large proportion of the world's iron undergoes 
its numerous chemical changes, and Niagara Falls, 
where the application of electricity to chemical man- 
ufacture has enjoyed such spectacular development. 
Both of these places as well as many others will be 
visited, but many of the most interesting processes 
are still carefully guarded secrets, and the visitors may 
be compelled to content themselves with a view of 
the surroundings and the outer walls of the plants. 
Still, being trained observers, they will doubtless 
learn much of profit to themselves and the world at 
large, and in any case they can scarcely fail to have 
a good time. 

WAR CLUB METHODS, WITH DISASTROUS RESULTS. 

The lack of a very little cool, careful judgment 
in the management of the Drug clerks' association 
in Chicago has spoiled, for the time being at least, 
all the promising plans of, that ambitious body. The 
drug clerks of that part of the country have for some 
time been busily organizing and agitating for better 
conditions. Hitherto they have always enjoyed the 
good will and encouragement of the employers, but 
recent events have caused a decided change in senti- 
ment. Either the members of the clerks' association 
are all extremely young men or they have permitted 
hasty and untried heads to do their thinking, for the 
management of their affairs has certainly fallen into 
very unsafe hands. The Chicago druggists were re- 
cently called upon to consider a number of extraor- 
dinary demands ofificially presented by representatives 



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of ihe clerks' asMicinlion. In addition to recognition 
as a responsible l)ody and sundry concessions as to 
«aKC> .iiiil working hours, the proprietors were re- 
^iK-^inl lo employ only members of the clerks' union, 
thus iofi-inK every clerk in the city to become a union 
man or seek other employment. The rejection of 
this preposterous demand seems to have incensed 
some hot-heads in the ranks, for a circular presently 
appeared charging the druggists with oppression and 
wholesale law-breaking. This naturally caused con- 
siderable commotion, setting the employers' sensibil- 
ities on edge, and leading to counter demands for 
the punishment of the circular's authors. It now ap- 
pears that the publication was entirely unauthorized 
and was issued by persons in ill favor with the associa- 
tion. The net results are a very serious loss of sym- 
pathy for the clerks' association, and nothing what- 
ever gained. The entire disagreeable proceeding ap- 
pears to have been a miserable mistake, and illustrates 
the danger of hasty resort to force. The times arc 
not ripe — and it is to be hoped that they never will 
be — for war club methods in the drug business.. He 
who undertakes to employ force to gain his ends 
docs well to consider carefully the opposition to be 
overcome. Everyone finds it natural to yield to gentle 
method*, but force is invariably met with force. 

8CH0LAB8KIP8 IK SCHOOLS OF PHABKACY. 

.^n important departure from the beaten path has 
been inaugurated by the authorities of the Philadelphia 
College of Pharmacy. The college offers for the 
year 1903-04 one free scholarship for a full three years' 
course to each of a number of public schools of Phil- 
adelphia including high schools, normal schools and 
manual training schools. Each student to whom a 
scholarship is awarded is required to agree to follow 
pharmacy as a profession. The object of the move- 
ment is to promote the cause of public education and 
to encourage young men and women of higher edu- 
cation to undertake the study of pharmaceutical science 
and to make the practice of pharmacy their life work. 

THET MTTBT SE A BET OF BASCAL8. 

What a chance for a sarcastic rejoinder to the vir- 
tuous horror of the medical fraternity at the awful 
depravity of druggists, instanced and bemoaned in the 
recent New York City health department phenacetin 
crusade farce! The department last week summoned 
ten Brooklyn doctors to answer charges of incompe- 
tence, exonerating two and reserving decision on the 
other eight. Thiy were accused of reporting scarlet 
fever patients out of danger too soon. Now 
then, will the drug assoviations please arise and 
preach? Can wc not have a few sensational articles 
in the daily press? Isn't this indisputable proof 
that all doctors arc rascals, and incompetent? 

A TOmC FOR THE BUaiVESS. 

The- trade as a general rule seems to be having a 
pretty gvod lime ju>t ii'iw. Many frolicsome "kidlels" 
are out gamboling in mountains, woods and surf with 
their sweethearts and it may be hard to recogni/e in 
them staid druggists and their wives. The sun is help- 
ing tti coax the wrinkles out and the head clerk can 
manage tilings at home. .\nd years are adding to 
live* anil sweetness to natures. Something new to 



think about. Bushels of time to loll around and con- 
valesce from overwork. Who can't aflford it? Isn't 
a vacation after all an asset? The druggist who can 
find time to mount a wheel and ride away once a 
week, or take a fishing trip now and then is the man 
who has a good store and a good trade, usually, and 
the trips contribute to the causes of his good trade. 
There is a tonic thrcjugh the man for the business in 
these outings. Certainly he who throws care to the 
winds once in a while is far more agreeable to meet. 

MOT ALL FOR MERE EXISTENCE. 

The thing is sized up about right by Mr. George 
C. P. Stoltzcnberg. one of the inveterate wheelmen of 
the Apothecaries' Bicycle Club. Some would say Mr. 
Stolzenberg loses about two days out of seven. He 
doesn't think so. "I come back from these rides 
with something to think about." he said, "the country, 
the funning, the people we saw. I have something 
to anticipate in the next ride. .\nd, oh, the fresh air 
wc get. the country we sec. and the cares we shake 
off. Afford it? Yes, sir! Business? Oh, I have a 
relief clerk." Mr. Stoltzcnberg will live longer and 
get more out of every week of life.. That man is best 
off who gets the most — cnjo>-nv;nt — out of life. Our 
stores should not be both our means and our end. 
Rather make them a means to an end and that end not 
mere existence, but joy of life. 

ONE OF THE GOOD RESDXT8. 

There is another feature about the outing business 
that is very valuable. It was illustrated in that Coney 
Island trip of the Retail Druggists' Bowling Club, 
told of in the Era last week. Those nine men, self- 
admitted "kids" for the time being, chummed togeth- 
er, all day, just as they have many days before and 
will many days again. But, those men are all neigh- 
bors — competitors! Not only that, but a fair share 
of them were the leading partisans on either side of 
the recent salary-amendment misunderstanding in the 
Manhattan Ph. A. Yet, there they were, eating and 
joking, bowling and shooting the chutes together all 
day. Business rivalry and parliamentary disputes had 
no place in their thought. They were good fellows 
together, and, because they are good fellows, associa- 
tion differences and shop were alike buried out of 
sight. The coming burial of the salary dispute is all 
due to just this liberality of mind. And a powerful 
association passes a real crisis in its existence. 

A DANGEROUS KIND OF PLANT. 

Certain inlancos in the present prevalance of fail- 
ures and foreclosures in the local retail trade have a 
suspicious look. It is possible that some of the 
unfortunates were victims, that their inexperience and 
credulity were jireyed upon by what may be a legiti- 
mate — because within legal bounds — yet heartless 
practice. There are persons who make a comfortable 
living by "planting" stores. Drug stores take very 
readily to this practice and young aspirants to pro- 
prietorship and "iiulependence" are often very suscep- 
tible .\ store is installed somewhere, anywhere, be 
the neighborhood likely or bad. and some young chap 
who has raked and scraped together a few hundre<l 
dollars is induced to purchase. Up goes his cash and 
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tures. a mortgage that often could cover two stores 
like the one bought and then not be overworked. 
Usually the young proprietor fails and the store is 
sold over again and some one else has a try at living 
on crusts and trying to pay tv,-o prices for an unde- 
sirable property. The Era knows of one young fellow 
who invested $l.ooo in such a store. He starved for 
two year*. Then, recently, he locked up the store 
one day and went to clerking. Look oin for pl.iiits! 

THIS IS A REAL OPPORTUNITY, 

It In hard to see why a druggist can't be a million- 
aire, i.ook at his opportunities! In witness, this, 
that a Rochester pharmacist has embraced unto him- 
self. Let his advertisement tell it: "Don't scorch in 
the sun when our black walnut oil and turpentine will 
do the work just as well and absolutely witliout pain: 
applied to the face and liands witli a brush." Now. 
isn't that an idea? If he only would take it to Phila- 
delphia, where it is an actual fact that scores of fami- 
lies solemnly announce their departure to the seashore 
for the summer and then lock themselves in the house, 
blinds drawn, until it is fashionable to come back. 
What nice coats of tan this inventive Rochesterian 
could furnish with which they might silently testify to 
the splendid times they had "on the shore." On this 
line, why wouldn't a pallor-producer be a good seller, 
for instance, with a baseball enthusiast who had buried 
all of his grandmothers? 



Keep Busy to the End. 

J. Pierpont Morgan is sixty-si.x years old and 
"just as young as he used to be." 

Don't run away with the idea that use brings pre- 
mature age. It's misuse that does that, and wears 
out the instruments through which vitality must act. 
The life principle is as strong at eighty as at eight 
years of age; the difference being the condition of the 
physical medium involved in the application of active 
life forces. You may keep young by proper employ- 
nient of your mind and body. You will sooner rust 
out than wear out, if you hold to certain fallacious 
ideas on this subject. 

Exercise the faculties to maintain them in normal 
activity. You keep your clock a going if you want it 
to continue in service after your own life-time. You 
don't neglect to treat it well, to supply it with oil, but 
you know it will last longer if you don't let it run 
down or remain idle on the mantlepiece. 

Human mechanism, equally, was intended for con- 
tinued use. and in it finds its supreme purposes ful- 
filled. Do not give up work because you hear the 
clock of time ticking away the last years. Fill them 
with the splendor of the setting sun. which sheds its 
greatest glory just before it drops behind the western 
clouds. — Business World. 



Mention Prices. 

Advertising that does not mention price, possesses 
only half of its possible value. The reader believes 
the price is withheld because it is high enough to 
scare away inquiries, or because the policy of the ad- 
vertiser is to name to each inquirer the outside figure 
obtainable, regardless of the value of the article. And 
they are very often right. If you're ashamed of the 
price, don't advertise the article. 

Let your ads be descriptive, brief and bright, with 
prices, and they will draw. — The .^d-W'riter. 




AUGUSTUS KIEFER, 

The Venerable Indianapolis Wholesale Druggist. 

Tlio oldest wliote.snle ilniggist in Indiana in the num- 
ber of .vear.s eontinuonslv eiisnsed in trade is Augustus 
Klefer of Indianapoli.s, the head of the A. Kiefer Drug 
Co. He is not merel.v the nominal, but the actual head, 
.'lUd every da,v finds him at his place of business. This 
keen-eyed, alert veteran of the drug trade was born at 
the little town of Mueneliweiler. in the Rheinfalz, Ger- 
many, and will be 75 years old next September. He 
came as a boy IG years old to Miamisbnrg, O., where he 
went to school to learn the English language. He next 
went to Cincinnati and clerked in a grocery, and, in 
184G, we find him in Dayton. O., clerking in the drug 
store of Dr. Koerner. In 1848 he removed to Edinburg, 
Ind.. and soon after bouglit the retail drug store of Dr. 
Rush. While in PIdiubm-g, in 18.\)8, he was elected as a 
democrat to tlie Indiana legislature. He never, however, 
could lie prevailed to aeeeiH office of anv kind thereafter, 
tliough it was repeatedly offered to him, and recently 
his name was placed on a ticket from which he per- 
emptorily withdrew. He was for years a valued coun- 
selor of Ids party and such leaders as A'ice-President 
Hendricks and Senators Tnrpie and JIcDonald often 
asked his advice. 

In 18(!o he came to liidianniiolis and hegtiu an ex- 
exclusively wholesale ib-ng trade. 

To Mr. Kiefer is due the credit for having made it 
possible in 187(5 to organize the N. W. D. A. At his 
suggestion there were called to Indianapolis by the 
wholesale drug firms of Cincinnati representatives of 
102 firms, houses all in the territory between Pittsburg 
find the Missouri river. These representatives met at 
the Grand Hotel in Indianapolis, and the many con- 
flicting interests were by tactful diplomatic handling 
molded into a community of interest which has been of 
inc.ilcnlable value to the wholesale drug trade. 



A Good Article to Advertise. 

One can't do good advertising, uides 

good article to advertise.^Printers' Ink. 



he has a 



Give them a Hearing. 

Subordinates find it rather depressing to be treated 
like unknown subjects whenever they appear with a 
new idea calculated to benefit the concern, or with an 
appeal for the correction of some fault that customers 
are talking about. — Printers' Ink. 



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A intArK .H K'K WINDKW. 

ri.:iiiii:i.y ..f r'.jir.lt Ifn>s. Co., CaiiHli' 



"HOW TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL 
PHARMACIST." 

Under the above liiU a paper by Stewart Gamble, 
of Minneapolis, fortncr prcMJenl of the Minnesota 
State Pharmaceutical Association, was read at the 
annual convention at New Ulni and was awarded the 
second prize. The paper follows: 

As a general thing I find young men in early lift 
apt to forget their future needs and requirements, 
especially during their school years. Their only 
thought and desire seems to be to get through the 
graded schools, stop there, and then take up some 
business. I know without doubt that there are many 
young men compelled to do this, owing to circum- 
stanccs that may make it necessary for them to aid 
either themselves or their parents, but I am also sure 
there are hundreds of young men who could just as well 
as not at least take a high school training, and often 
times even more than that; and could these young men 
only see what a help and power such learning and 
training would be to them in their future business 
career, I am sure e.xtra efforts would be put forth 
by them to obtain it. 

I write the above in order that you may sec my 
position more clearly, in what I consider the founda- 
tion of 1 succesful career in the drug business. The 
young man who desires to enter pharmacy sliould 
have at least i liigli school training or its cfjuivalent. 
and I would advocate that when he leaves school lie 
put in say two or three years in some good drug store; 
this gives him a very practical knowledge of drugs, 
etc., a knowledge he will find invaluable later on. Then 
I would urge him to take a course in pharmacy. 
When he lias done this. 1 believe he will find himself 
fitted to pass the State board of pharmacy. 

The fiiundation has thus been laid for a successful 
anil honorable business life, and though the yoinig 
man be obliged to begin at the bottom of the ladder 
in some one else's business house, if he be a young 
man of good habits. i|uick to learn, prumpl and courte- 
ous, and having his employer; interest at heart, he 
will scum advance and eventually find himself at the 
head of a like establishment, and the advisor and em- 
ployer of other young men. 

Now I l>rhrvc it i* necessary for the pharmacist 
in business lor hifn<icH to be up-to-date; he must keep 



himself well informed on all drug questions and be 
able to impart this information to others when called 
upon to do so. He should make it a point to em- 
ploy good help; he will find it necessary to success to 
be always prompt himself, and he should also require 
his clerks to be prompt. He should keep a well regu- 
lated store, striving as far as possible to keep in 
stock what his customers call for. should be prompt 
and courteous as well in waiting upon them. His 
store should be clean and I think a different window 
display, say every week, would add to his success. 
Then I believe the druggist should put up good rem- 
edies of his own. and push their sale when others are 
not called for. .•\nothcr point of merit, is discount 
your bills. 

Try some judicious advertising and keep before the 
public as a man of honorable business integrity, as 
well as a man of knowledge in drugs. .\ man must 
have the confidence of the public to be successful. 
Always live within your means, and I am sure if the 
young man follows this advice and these suggestions 
lie will be surprised at how soon he will be able to 
thoroughly establish himself in any community. 

1 think every pharmacist shouhl connect himself 
with his local association, as well as the State body, 
and it seems to me he should lend his push and energy 
to the advancement of not only his own interests but 
the interest of the drug business in general 



CATALYTIC KEDICINAL AGENTS. 

Dr. Pochl (Nouveaux renu-des) ascribes the physi- 
ological effects of a number of drugs to a catalytic ac- 
tion. He states that without the catalytic interference 
of some substance oxygen could not combine with the 
blood at the ordinary temperature of the body and 
life would be impossible. Spermine is extremely fav- 
nrable to oxidation process.-s. Metallic magnesium, 
benzoic aldehyde and salicylic aldehyde have a similar 
action. Chloroform, carbonic oxid and illuminating 
gas have an opposite action. Sperniine be- 
longs to the class of positive catalysers in re- 
spect to oxidation processes while poisons like chloro- 
form belong to the negative catalysers. The author 
shows that cerebrine exerts a favurable influence upon 
respiration. Thyroidin and adrenalin are also cata- 
lytic agents, adrenalin imssessing an action contrary 
to that of spermine. 



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AVZHAGE DRUGGIST UNAFHAID OF MUSEUM. 

The Average Druggist's window still carries out 
his scheme of educating customers. Dental prepara- 
tions now. arranged along the same lines as the tooth 
bri'-sh display. 

The background was devoted to his own dental 
preparations, two washes, three tooth-powders, a 
tooth whitener — nothing more than peroxide of hy- 
drogen. Tastefully grouped in the different sizes and 
styles, careful attention was given to the general color 
scheme. Each group had a card with a brief descrip- 
tion of the article, its ingredients, uses, advantages, 
prices. For instance. "Orrisine — Unusually pleasant 
and efficient tooth powder. Made in our own labora- 
tory, of English prepared chalk, Florentine orris 
root, imported castile soap and just the right amount 
of refreshing perfume from fresh natural oils." 

In front, on floor and on raised steps covered with 
dead black smooth paper, was an exhibit of materials 
used in making dental preparations — the good A. D. 
used and the bad others used — in large and small jars 
and bottles. The explanatory notes told the name 
of the article, source, country, uses and virtues, or 
summed up impurities, and ill qualities. The A. D. 
used these contrasting exhibits to point the moral of 
his week's booklet. As he entered the first thing the 
Era man noticed was a small showcase at one of the 
soda-water counters containing the major part of the 
toothbrush window of last week. The A. D. ex- 
plained: 

"Between you and me, I thought that window full 
of toothbrush sense was too good to lose, so I fixed 
it up in the old candy case and am going to keep it 
right up front. It is the kind of ad that gives best 
results by being kept constantly before people. I 
got the idea from a customer, where a druggist can 
get some of his best pointers. 

"I encourage customers to talk without 'letting on 
that I am pumping. Some of their comments on 
stores would surprise a man. 

"Xo, it didn't cost much to fix up the permanent 
exhibit. A lot of the raw materials from manufac- 
turers, a little I had to buy, and the odds and ends of 
"samples" I had already. 

"You see I have kept samples of every h'ne and 
price of tooth brushes in the case, all carded. The 
case sold a fifty-cent brush just now. The man came 
in for a glass of vichy and got interested while drink- 
ing it. 

"I'm selling plenty of twenty-five and thirty-five 
cent brushes every day now, and I am more certain 
than ever that you can sell a thing that gives you 
a fair profit if you can only show that it is worth your 
price. 

"I intend fixing up a series of small sho'wcases, to 
contain the salient features of such of my window 
displays as warrant it, and will keep them on top of 
the long showcases, instead of sticking a lot of patent 
medicines there. 

"It wouldnt do to fix up a lot at once, the strong 
point is to let the exhibit grow. I intend reserving 
a special showcase for the exhibits of the week be- 
fore, and will keep it up front here on the end of the 
sodp. counter. 

"Take up all of my room? Make my store look 
like a museum? Well, don't you worry about that. 
In the first place, no exhibit will be big — a foot, or 
at most, two feet of running space will be all one 
will take up — and I am going to put a long, high, 
narrow showcase on top of my present ones to ac- 
commodate them. 

"You see that I now have the tops littered up with 



bottles and a lot of miscellany. I'm simply going to 
replace this trash with something worth the space. 
As for the museum part! I'd rather have a museum 
that will be a standing demonstration of the quality 
of my stock than a side show of weird picture cards 
filled with chewing gum. tooth-ache wax, corn re- 
mover, breath perfumers and such. Don't you worry. 
If I get the dollars and reputation I'll run the risk 
of being known as a museum." 



THE "DEADLY SHRUG" DISCREDITED. 

A few weeks ago Shop Talk explained how one of 
the St. Paul druggists managed to discourage the sales 
of proprietary goods put out by houses whose methods 
he did not approve, and in which process he employed 
the Deadly Shrug with telling effect. Another drug- 
gist in the Minnesota city, after carefully weighing the 
question, concludes that such tactics will not do. 

"When a customer cotnes into my store." said he, 
"and asks for a certain preparation, I might persuade 
him to take something else, but in that case he is 
bound to go away not entirely satisfied. He generally 
wants what he calls for. The next time he desires a 
preparation of this kind he will be very apt to seek it 
in some other store. Then, again, if a druggist during 
the 'rush' hours stops to dally and negotiate with a 
customer to induce him to buy something he didn't 
come to get, that druggist will be wasting valuable 
time and the first thing he knows a few customers 
will slip away and make their purchases at another 
store. The principle on which I conduct business is 
to keep a complete stock, no matter what grievance I 
may have against this or that proprietary house. I 
am thus in position to supply the demands of any 
purchaser who comes in, and do so without hesita- 
tion. This, it seems to me, is the best policy.." 

All of w-hich by no means implies that the drug- 
gist quoted is not a fighter "from way back." On 
the contrary, he is full of resources wherewith to bring 
unfair manufacturers and jobbers to repentance. 



ALL HIS DOUBTS WERE REMOVED. 

W. p. Poytress. Richmond, Va., was the maddest 
man on a recent Saturday night that ever retained his 
polite bearing and did not explode. ^Ir. Poytress' 
store is on Main Street near "Tenth, near the post- 
office. For years it has been doing a postoffice busi- 
ness on its own hook — all for the love of it. On the 
Fourth the postoffice window was open for the sale 
of stamps only two hours. From noon until ii that 
night man after man came and informed Mr. Poy- 
tress that "The postoffice is closed: please sell me a 
stamp." Mr. Poytress heard it twenty times. The 
twenty-first was the last straw. Whirling the drug- 
gist said: "I have heard that only twenty times to- 
day." The man innocently replied: "Well, didn't you 
know it was so? It is closed, I've just cojne from 
there. An' you didn't believe it? Well, well, sur!" 
The kind heart of the pill-maker broke. He said 
gratefully: "Thank you very much, sir. 1 am very 
glad to have all doubts about it removed." 



TRYING TO KEEP HIS WORD. 

A tired-faced man wandered into a Euclid avenue, 
Cleveland, drug store the other day and asked for 
some hydrogen sulphide. 

"What do want it for?" asked the druggist. 

"Well," he replied, "you see I have a wife and four 
daughters who want to go to the sulphur springs, and 
I can't afford to send them. I promised them I'd 
get them some mineral water just as good, and I'm 
going to keep my word." 



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[July 30, 1903 




SOME PROMINENT KANSAS PHARMACISTS. 

Sii:i|.->Ii(.t tnkvii lit Chniinto Oil Fields iliiriiii: tlie 
rfcfiil niiM-tiii); of tlip Kansas I'll. A. From li-ft to 
riclit — <!. Itprliiiie. Wic^liita. prpsiilpiit: Kd. Lair. T<v 
l>i-kii. s<'<Ti'iary: J. \V. Cookson. Kjiigmaii. an cx-iircsi- 
ilHtit of till- assoriatioii. and \V. E. Sheriff, Ellswortli; 
W. A. Kvaiis, lola. ami F. A. Snow, Tupeka, members 
of tlie board of pliunnai'.v. 



PULn SODA AKD GLASS EYZS. 

.A veracious account of what happened in a Pliila- 
dclphia downtown drug store: 

A wall-eyed man entered the soda department of 
a downtown store last Sunday, and. after calling for 
a glass of plain soda, sat down to chat with the dis- 
penser. After the usual talk about the rain and 
chances of again seeing the sun. he remarked that sane 
people had to put up witli many petty annoyances, him- 
self among the number. He drank half of the soda 
with a sigh, then with a quick "scoop" took out a 
glass eye. saying that "the d— d thing was an awful 
bother", washed it off in the soda, polished it with 
his handkerchief, put it back in the vacant socket, and 
then drinking the balance of the soda, laid down his 
nickel and, with a courteous adieu, walked out. The 
druggist has since recovered. 



R008TEBS AS SODA FOUNTAIN BARKEB8. 

HnniUnme. Mrutting roosters, motherly, clucking 
hens, and tlufTy, yellow chickens made their home in 
a big Boston retail drug store window last week. 
Their coop was at one side and baskets of eggs dem- 
onstrated their use. Jars of rich cream — the cow was 
not in the window— also stood around and bo.xes of 
luscious red. red strawberries. Then there were pho- 
tographs of life on the company's own farm. Small 
wonder people blocked the sidewalk! It was all to 
show what was used at "our soda fountain." Of 
course, the chickens arc not a requisite at fountains, 
but their mission was to make attention calling 
doubly sure. Raspberries have replaced the straw- 
berries now. and peaches come soon. But the hens— 
they go on forever. 



TOOTH BKUBR CXOCK. 

Mutual Drug C... 422 Third avenue, has an at- 
tractive clock dial in the window, the numerals made 
with tooth brushes. ToQth powder bottles surround 
the base. 



Decide Promptly. 
Don't quibble. Decide promptly after weighing the 
t'vidrncc, then say ye< or n<i and slick to it. An oc- 
casional wrong decision persevered in, is belter than 
vacillation. Never retract a decision until you are 
thoroughly convinced that you arc in the wrong 
Then do it promptly and frankly.— .^d-\Vriter. 



THE LITTLE GREEN STAMP OVER THE 
CORK OF BOTTLED WHISKEY. 

Its National Significance and the Protection It Gives to 
Physician, Druggist and Consumer. 
By J. W. GAYLE, Frankfort, Ky. 

THE generic term "whiskey" is used in America 
by many 10 cover two distinct classes— the 
genuine and the artificial. Both are often 
sold under similar labels, and the public has 
liiiii perhaps more imposed upon in the matter of 
ihis commodity than in connection with any other 
.irticle of commerce. 

Whiskey is made in this country by the fermenta- 
iion of grain — principally corn and rye. The mash is 
then 'distilled and the vaporization of the alcohol con- 
densed. The resultant product consists of water, 
common alc<ihol. and a series of alcohols which are 
not common alcohol, but amyl and butyl alcohols 
which are contained in the fusel oil peculiar to new 
whiskey. The distillations, when new, contain essen- 
tial oils, which maturation — or aging through years 
of storage — alone can oxidize into odorous essences 
and ethers. .As staled by Dr. H. \V. Wiley, chief 
chemist of the U. S. Bureau of Chemistry, in his testi- 
mony before the conimittcc on manufacturers ap- 
pointed by the s6th Congress to investigate food 
adti'terptions: 

"The crude alcohols are not fit for drinking. The 
product is raw whiskey. It is colorless — water white 
— and has an unpleasant taste, and in order to make 
it a beverage it must be improved. This is done by 
aging. In the course of a few years, instead of hav- 
ing a mi.xture which is bad to taste and smells badly 
and irritates, you get a whiskey which has a delightful 
odor and taste, and which is soothing and not irritat- 
ing. You get a whiskey fit to drink, instead of raw 
whiskey." 

Maturation a Costly Process. 

Now. experience has shown that the oxidation 
which eliminates the bad taste and the poisonous al- 
cohols is Nature's province, and that time alone can 
convert whiskey into a palatable beverage, conducive 
to healUi and of great medical value. This aging 
process takes years. The raw whiskey is put into 
<iak barrels charred on the inside and then stored in 
the U. S. bonded warehouses on the distillery premises 
to rest in privacy until it matures. During the pro- 
cess of maturation, the distiller has a costly invest- 
ment. Season after season, the bulk of his volatile 
product becomes less and less by evaporation, and the 
costs of storage accrue. 

While the legitimate distiller was keeping this 
product of his labor through years of anxious solici- 
tude and patient testing, on storage in the bonded 
warehouses, the premium on the evasion of the ex- 
pensive aging process demoralized so many astute 
merchants that a bogus, artificial, or "makc-whilc- 
you-wait" species sprang up on all sides, until the 
markets were flooded with misbranded substitutes, 
iiKiMiuerading as genuine whiskey. These continued 
to nuilliply until the people, and especially the medical 
fraternity, lost confidence. All sorts of concoctions 
were represented as whiskey, under the most attractive 
labels the lithographer could evolve. 

In evading the expensive and all-important aging 
process, the maker of "artificial" whiskey begins with 
cologne spirits, which he gets in a few hours by 
rectifying high wines — the object being to eliminate all 
the alcohols, except ethyl. Perhaps enough genuine 
olil whisky is added to give a flavor. Coloring matter 
--b'lriu sugar, etc. — is put into the mixture. Essences 
from the chemical laboratory are added to imitate the 
evaded work of years, and in a few hours, by a tour 
de force, the alleged whiskey is produced — whiskey 



• Kead Ixfore itie Kenlueky Ph. A. nl Enlell 
SpriiiKN. June.' X'MKt. and ronlriliUle<l to the Em fur 
piildiculiuii by the author. 



July 30, 1903] 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



Ill 



which, as Dr. Wiley says truly, has no right to be 
called whiskey, under the real meaning of the temi. 

The-Bottling-in-Bond Act. 

It was to devise some method by which the genuine 
whiskey, so jealously guarded from adulteration by the 
Government during every step of distillation and 
maturation, could be actually placed in the hands of 
the consumer that Congress passed the Bottling-in- 
Bond Act. The act provides that the distiller whose 
genuine whiskey has ripened for four years or more 
in the ricks of the Government bonded warehouse on 
the distillery premises where it was made can have 
affixed over the bottles in which it is put (under proper 
Government authority) the little green stamp of the 
United States Government, as a pledge to the con- 
suming public that it is absolutely free from adultera- 
tion. 

The Little Green Stamp. 

The act provides that the distiller, upon setting 
apart a bonded warehouse for bottling in bond, 
can have his whiskey put up under the watchful 
eye of a special Government oflficer. This botlling- 
house storekeeper, as he is called, must receive each 
barrel of mature whiskey from the U. S. ganger, who 
himself has secured it from the storekeeper of the 
bonded warehouse where it has matured. The method 
of transfer keeps the whiskey under supervision in its 
passage to the bottling-house. and this transfer must 
be covered by proper official permits. The steps in 
the process of bottling in bond are laid down in the 
internal revenue regulations formulated by the De- 
partment under the act. Every step is taken with a 
view to making the little green stamp which is afifi.xed 
over the cork of each bottle at the close of the bot- 
tling operations, the Government's absolute pledge that 
the whiskey is unadulterated. The Government officer 
in charge of the bottling must see not only that the 
whiskey is unadulterated, but that the stamp affixed 
is the proper one. for it must describe in each case 
the particular contents in the particular bottle. It 
must tell the date the whiskey was made, the proof 
(lOo). the name of the distiller, the location of the 
distillery as to State and internal revenue district, 
the measure of contents, and the date bottled. Each 
stamp goes out on the market over the cork of its 
particular bottle, telling the essential facts to the con- 
sumer under imprimatur of the U. S. Government. 
These stamps are engraved at the bureau of engrav- 
ing and printing at Washington. They can be issued 
only by the commissioner of internal revenue, with 
the ajjproval of the secretary of the treasury. 

Growing Interest in the Act. 

Six years have passed since, in March, 1897, the 
Bottling-in-Bond Act became a law of the land. As 
it was not compulsory, only a few distillers at first 
began to bottle under its provisions. The method is 
expensive, and the masqueraded article — the "a'-fifi- 
cial," or "made-while-you-wait." whiskey — continued 
to be floated by vast advertising campaigns, which 
the bottlers of the genuine article could not afford. 
The public has been gradually learning more and more 
of the method, however, and with the current year the 
press of the country seems to have taken up the matter 
as of public news and interest, and the increase in 
the demand and the extent of the operations are mat- 
ters of constant comment in Kentucky. No longer 
ago than two weeks, one of our leading metropolitan 
dailies stated that in the present fiscal year, now draw- 
ing to a close, the bottling-in-bond operations of the 
United States had increased 50 per cent, over those of 
last year, and that in the month of March alone the 
State of Kentucky had put up 42.400 gallons of this 
unadulterated whiskey under the little green stamp — 
two-thirds of the total output of the United States. 
Pennsylvania came second for the month in question. 
with 20.256 gallons: Illinois next, with 3.28.^; Ohio 
next, with 2,580, while Indiana put up 796 gallons. 



Operations of the Act Not Sectional. 

The act is national in its .scope. It favors no sec- 
tion or locality. A New York physician can prescribe 
whiskey, and the New York patient can go to the 
New York drtvg store and get the genuine unadulter- 
ated article, just as if he had purchased it from the 
bonded botthng-house. The druggist who sells it to 
the New York patient has the satisfaction of knowing 
that he is giving his customer just what he wants 
to give him. The druggist has the little green stamp, 
of the Government to do the recommending and guar- 
anteeing to himself, as well as to the patient. There 
is a fixed standard of proof for New York. Kentucky 
and every other State alike. Quality will, of course, 
vary according to the brand— its method of manufac- 
ture, the care in its maturation, will cause this; but 
the essential feature which makes the bottling o£ 
whiskey in bond of interest to the druggist is, that the 
Government's absolute guarantee is behind it. It 
gives whiskey in the eyes of the physician a value 
which it had altogether lost, because of the ubiquitous 
substitute by which druggists themselves were often 
duped; for the substitute often tastes like, and analyzes 
like, the genuine, while its physiological effect is 
deleterious. 

Significance of the Stamp. 

■The sooner the people begin to recognize the 
national significance of the little green stamp over the 
cork, the better for the public health. From the 
hospitals, the house of the invalid and the physicians 
has long come the question, "Since we must use 
whiskey, why can we not get it unadulterated?" The 
druggist has attempted to answer this question, and 
taken every precaution to furnish what was desired, 
but he has too often been unable to do this. Congress 
has now answered with the Bottling-in-Bond Act. The 
little green stamp is over the cork, or it is not there. 
Both the druggist and the customer can distinguish 
it at a glance. 




ESTIMATION OF IODINE IN OILS. 

L. Lafay (Bull, des Sciences Pharm.) states that 
the iodized oils of commerce usually contain much 
less iodine than advertised, and frequently hold in 
solution a considerable quantity of chlorine. For 
determining the quantity of iodine either alone or in 
the presence of chlorine, he recommends the follow- 
ing method: One eram of the oil is saponified and 
evaporated in a nickel, iron or copper crucible with 
5 or 6 grams of caustic potash free from chlorine, 
and 5 or 6 Cc. of alcohol. When the residue begins 
to darken the crucible is covered and the heat con- 
tinued until the mass 'froths up and the organic mat- 
ter is destroyed. The residue is exhausted with water, 
and the solution acidulated with sulphuric acid and 
transfered to a 500 Cc. flask. Twenty or thirty Cc. 
of carbon disulphide. previously washed with potassium 
permanganate, and a few drops of concentrated solu- 
tion of sodium nitrate are added, and the mixture 
well shaken for five minutes. The aqueous solution 
is transferred to a 2-litre flask and the traces of iodine 
still remaining removed by washing with fresh por- 
tions of carbon disulphide. The iodine is determined 
by titration with hyposulphite solution. To determine 
both iodine and chlorine .the calcined residue is treated 
with nitric acid, and both halogens precipitated with 
silver nitrate, the chloride being separated from the 
iodide by means of a solution of sesquicarbo .ate of 
ammonia. 



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THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



[July 30, 1903 



SUBSTITVTZS FOR HEAT EXTSACTS. 

H. Zclliur (Clu-m. Ccntr. ) has studied the yeast 
extracts which have apin-arcU on the market as sub- 
stitutes for meat extract under the names, "Siris," 
"Ovus" and "Wuk". These three preparations are 
obtained ironi beer yeast. In preparing "Ovus," the 
yeast is steamed and the tluiil mass obtained con- 
centrated in vacuo until it has reached the required 
consistency. The product has a faint odor, dissolves 
in cold water to a turbid liquid, reacts faintly acid, and 
has a strong saline taste. "Wuk" is obtained from 
yeast suspended in an equal volume of water at 6o 
to 70 degrees C. and forms a light brown extract hav- 
ing a faint odor. "Siris" is prepared by the action of 
ether on yeast and concentrating the extract obtained. 
An analysis of this product by Fresenius gave the 
following results: Water, 29.54 pcr cent.; ash, 17.29; 
nitrogenous organic substances, 49.5 (ammonia, 3; 
albumoses, .84; substances precipitated by cupric hy- 
droxide, 5.74; and nitrogenous extract substances, 
42.6); gum. 3.65; sub.<.tanccs extracted by ether, :07 
per cent. The author thinks that yeast extracts can 
satisfactorily replace meat extracts as far as flavor and 
odor is concerned, but that they do not contain the 
valuable extractive matters and stimulants of gen- 
uine meat extracts. 



FORM OF SILVER IN COLLOIDAL STATE. 

M. Hanriot (Comptes rend.) is of tlic opinion that 
collargol and probably also other forms of colloidal 
silver are not merely metallic silver in a peculiar form, 
but salts of an acid, collargotic acid. When a solution 
of collargol is subjected to electrolysis, the black 
deposit formed on the positive pole is not metallic 
silver but a precipitate of this acid. The acid dissolves 
in alkalies producing a characteristic red color. Pre- 
cipitation formed by metallic salts in solutions of col- 
largol are never pure silver. Observers have noticed 
that it is impossible to obtain colloidal silver in an 
absolutely pure state. 98 per cent of silver being found 
the highest degree obtainable; when this is e.xceeded 
the result is ordinary metallic silver. The auther has 
also isolated collargutic acid by treating collargol with 
acetic acid. 

THE IODIC ACID TEST FOR MORPHINE. 

N. .A. Orlow (Farm. J.) states that the decompo- 
sition of iodic acid by morphine in acid solution is 
irregular and that the well-known qualitative reaction 
can not therefore be employed lor quantitative deter- 
mination of the alkaloid. The reaction is influenced 
by the amount of acid present, the temperature and 
the duration of action. Concentrated solutions of 
morphine cause immediate reduction with the separa- 
tion of iodine, while in weak solution the reduction 
takes place only after standing, but is accelerated by 
the addition <>f sulphuric acid, and still more by heat- 
ing the mi.xturc. The separated iodine seems to com- 
bine partially with the alkaloid. 



POISONING DY CARBON DISVLPIUDE. 

II. <; llaupt (Chem Ziit.» h.is studied the toxic 
efTects of carbon disulpliirle employing, for the pur- 
pose of studying its effect on animals, subcutaneous 
injections of a solution in olive oil. In frcjgs 1.25 to 3.7 
C. c.per kilo body weight was a fatal dose, No appar- 
ent effect was produced upon the blood except the 
darkening of the liver blood. Mammals showed signs 
of asphyxiation. Various organs were affectecl. the 
liver most of all. Carbon disulphide is absorbed by the 
blood in the lymph glands and the veins. It clecom- 
poses the blooil, an aqueous solution containing 5 to 
8 parts per 1000 dissolving haemoglobin and pro<lucing 
oxyhaemoglobin and a precipitate of unknown compo- 



CMLOROFORM IN THE PREPARATION OF CALF LYMPH. 

In place of glyccriiiatecl lymph vaccine, .\. W. Creen, 
in a paper read bef.irr the Royal Society, recommends 
•.he UT of a vaccine from which extraneous bacteria 
have been eliminated by the iinc of a saturated solution 



of chloroform in distilled water. It is stated that the 
extraneous bacteria are eliminated in from one to six 
hours, but the specific germ remains fully potent for 
vaccination. After the chloroform has done us work, 
it can be evaporated off entirely, and another advant- 
age is that the vaccine could be distributed within a 
few hours of its collection from the calf. — Pharm. 
Joi-.rn. 



COMPOUND OLYCERIDES IN OLIVE OH,. 

I) lliilde (lUriclitc) has isolated from olive oil a 
mixed glyceride which by the action of Hubl's iodine 
solution yields a crystalline addition product. It con- 
tains oleic and palmitic acid radicals, in the proportion 
of one to two molecules. It is suggested that the pres- 
ence of these compound glycerides may aid in explain- 
ing why oils which yield a large proportion of acids of 
high melting point do not solidify at corresponding 
temperatures, these mixed glycerides remaining fluid 
at ordinary temperatures. 



RODAOENA. 

.\ diet of goats' milk derived from animals whose 
thyroid glands have been removed is one of the most 
effective means of treating Basedow's disease (Pharm. 
Central.). To avoid the nausea which is the re- 
sult of this treatment, a preparation called rodagena 
and containing the solid constituents of this special 
goats' milk and an etjual quantity of lactose has been 
prepared. It is given in daily doses of 75 to 150 grams, 
and is said to possess all the therapeutic properties of 
the milk without disturbing the stomach. 



OIL OF THE MONARDAE. 

J. W. Hran.lcl and J. J. Beck (Pharm. Rev.) gives 
some 01 the properties of the oils of diflferent species 
of Monardae. Oil of Monarda didyma has a sp. gr. 
of .902 and an optical rotation of minus 10 degrees. 
It does not contain thymol or carvacrol. The yield is 
about 14 C. c. from 100 pounds. The oil froni the 
corolla of Monarda fistulosa has a specific gravity of 
.958 and contains carvacrol, thymoquinone and thymo- 
hydroquinone. The oil from the leaves of the same 
plant has a specific gravity of .924. 



SYNTHETIC HYPNOTICS. 

I'ischer an<l Mcring (Pharm. Zeit.) find that the 
alkyl suhsliiutvd acetyl and malonyl ureas possess 
very powerful hypnotic properties. The di-ethyl and 
di-propyl derivatives arc the most effective, the ethyt- 
mtfthyl compound having but a slight effect and the di- 
methyl derivative practically no action. .\ typical 
compound of this class is veronal, a crystalline sub- 
stance soluble in water, having a slightly bitter taste 
and melting at nji degrees. 



ATROPINE METHTLBROMATE. 

Methylbromate of air(«i)inc is a new salt of the 
alkaloid which has markedly less efTect upon the heart 
than the free alkaloid (Jour, dc Pharm. d'.XnversV It 
forms while crystals which are soluble in water and 
in dilute alcohol. Two drops of a one per cent, solu- 
tion applied to the eye, produce dilatation of the pupil 
which disappears in four hours. It is also employed 
in doses of one-tenth grain at night to check exces- 
sive sweating in iiluhisis. 



ADULTERATION OF CITRONELLA OIL. 

C. P. llayley (Chem. and Drug.) states that oil 
of citronella containing as much as 15 per cent, of 
petroleum will pass Schmimiuel's test. The statement 
of Parry and Bennett that resin spirit is used as an 
adulterant is disputed, the opinion being given that 
the ailulteranl used is Russian kerosene which can be 
easily and cheaply obtained by the natives who pre- 
pare the oil. 



APOMORPRIVE, 

R. Pschorr (Berichte) shows that both of the two 
oxygen atoms of apomorphine are present in plienol- 
liydroxyl groups, and that the compound is a deriva- 
tive i«f a phenanlhrene gronp. This is contrary to the 
generally accepted view that one of the atoms has an 
i-tluMcal function and the other a hvdroxyl. 



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113 




pliysiological effect of the alcohols increases with the 
number of carbon atoms. Brockhaiis wlio personally 
investigated the effects of propyl, butyl, and amyl 
alcohols on the system, found the disagreeable symp- 
toms to increase with the molecular weight of the 
.ilcohols, and amyl alcohol itself proved to be a very 
violent poison. 



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cents each. 

Spavin in Horses. 

(G. E. D.) The following treatment is recom- 
mended: During the inflammatory stage let the animal 
have rest, and apply cooling, evapojating lotions to 
the parts. The attached formula is said to produce 
.a good application for the purpose: 

Acetic acid 4 nunccs 

Water 2 pints 

Diluted alcohol 2 ounces 

Common salt ."5 ounces 

.\pply as follows: Take a piece of sponge, slightly 
■concave, corresponding as nearly as possible to the 
form and size of the hock, dip it in the mixture, and 
1)y means of tape secure it to the inside of the hock. 
.After this keep the sponge constantly moist with the 
lotion. The inflammatory symptoms will soon sub- 
side, and anchylosis — which appears to be the only 
cure for spavin — will progress in a slow, yet favorable 
manner, without the usual pain and irritation. This 
treatment is recommended by a well-known veterin- 
ary surgeon as coming within your requirement, that 
the hair must be not removed. 

"Veterinary Counter Practice" states that "the 
treatment of spavin commonly adopted is that of 
blistering and rest, with, if possible, a run at grass or 
three months in a straw yard. In blistering for the 
cure of bony growths we should always advise binio- 
dide of mercury of a stren.gth varving from i to " 
to I to 72 of vaseline, or lard, or lanoline. Some 
veterinarians prefer goose-grease as more penetrating, 
and having in itself a mollifving influence upon stiff' 
joints." 



Physiological Effects of Fusel Oil. 

(Druggist) Fusel oil is said to produce the pecu- 
liar nervous and dyspeptic symptoms of those con- 
suming large amounts of alcoholics; according to 
some authorities, the rapid intoxication produced 
sometimes being attributed to this body, occurring as 
an adulterant. Small doses are said to produce a ten- 
sive pain in the head, while in excessive quantities 
insensibility and profound narcosis result. Among 
the poisonous symptoms which have been reported are 
giddiness, staggering, headache, diploia, unconscious- 
ness, reduction in temperature, rigidity and subsequent 
relaxation of the muscles, marked cyanosis and dcnth. 

In this connection the authors of the National Dis- 
pensatory quote the record of a case in which about 
four ounces of the oil were swallowed. The respira- 
tion ceased, but the heart continued to beat. Life was 
revived by stimulants, including hypodermic injec- 
tions of ether. The breath, etc., exhaled a strong 
fruity odor. According to the experiments of 
Rabutcau C\llcn's Commercial Organic Analysis') 
amyl alcohol, the principal constituent of fusel oil. 
produces intoxicating effects of a similar kinti to 
those due to ethyl alcohol, but fifteen times as intense. 
The researches of other observers have shown that the 



Wood FUler. 

(D. V. M.) The agent to be used for a "filler" 
depends much on the quality of the wood and the 
experience of the user. The following formulas have 
been recommended: 

(1) 

Four parts of white wax are added to three parts 
of oil of turpentine and the whole is heated in a flask 
or bottle, immersed in hot water, until the wa.x is 
liquefied and almost dissolved. It is then allowed 
to cool, and when it begins to turn white and harden, 
two parts of strong alcohol are added, under stirring. 
This mixture is applied by means of a woolen cloth, 
and thorough friction. The alcohol may be increased 
to four parts, but the friction must then be continued 
for a longer time. 

(2) 

One pint of linseed oil. together with 2j^ ounces 
of alkanet root, are heated to boiling in a clean pot 
over a slow fire, and kept at a gentle boil for about 
two hours. When cool, the mixture is applied in a 
thin layer to the wood, and after the lapse of 24 hours, 
well rubbed in. 

The best polish, particularly for fine woods, is milk! 
.\fter all dirt and dust has been carefully removed, 
good fresh milk is applied to the wood, and well 
rubbed in with a woolen rag, until all moisture has 
disappeared. This must be repeated several times, 
and in the case of new utensils should be done once a 
week. Milk has this preference, that its fatty substance 
answers the same purpose as linseed oil. and its other 
constituents act as a filler, while it leaves no disagree- 
able flavor. For some light colored woods sublimed 
sulphur with boiled oil make a very good filling. 



Marrow Pomade. 
(.'\. B. B.) Try one of the following: 

(1) 

Eeef marrow IG ounces 

Beef suet 8 ounces 

Palm oil 8 ounces 

Heat them together on a water bath for half an 
hour, then strain with pressure and perfume suitably. 
(21 

Prepared lard 4 pounds 

Prepnred suet 2 pouuiis 

Oil of lemon 1 ounce 

Oil of bergamot ''/■> ounce 

Oil of cloves ."> drams 

Melt the fats and add the perfamc. 

Oriental Pomade. — Benzoated lard, 6 pounds; ben- 
zoated beef-tallow, 2 pounds: oil of bergamot, 2 
ounces: oil of cloves, i^ ounces; oil of neroli, 5 
drams: tincture of musk, 14 dram. Color red with 
alkannin or cosin. 

(4^ 
Piesse gives the following formula for the "pomade 
called 'bears' grease' ": 

Rose oil Vj pound 

Or.ms'eHowor nil \:, pound 

■Vcncia oil i,{> pound 

'i'ulier.ise and jasmine oil '•> pound 

Ainioiul oil 1f> pounds 

Lard 12 pounds 

Acacia pomade '- pounds 

Oil of hersnmot 4 ounces 

Oil of cloves 2 ounces 

Melt the solid greases and oil together by water 
bath, then add the oils. Bears' grease thus prepared 
is just hard enough to "set" in the pots at a summer 
heat. 



in 



THI-: PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



[July 30, 1903 




!■. \V. I'KTKKS. Sliarpsliiirg. Ky. 
I'n-^i.lint KiMitiirky I'll. A. 
Mr. IVli'i-s who wii.s clfcti'il |iri-s:ileMt of the Kuii- 
tiii'.v I'll. A. lit Kstill SiiriiiKs Inst iiioiitli. was horn ill 
MCi'J ill Until Coiiiity, Ky.. went into tlic ilrng liiisiiipss 
in 1.S74 lis rlerk iit OwinKsvillc, luiil roniovpil to Sliarps- 
burc in l^VJ wIutv lie iiii.« lit'cn ciisoBi'*! i'l tlie tlniR 
liU!<ines!< evt-r since. Mr. I'eters is very pupiihir and 
has a large and increasing litisiness. 

To Preserve Gatlic. 
(G. E. D.) The usual way to preserve garlic is to 
hang it up in a cool, dry place. This method, however, 
only applies to preserving the bulbs from one season 
till the next. To keep the bulbs longer, the following 
plan was recommended in 1864 by A. P. Sharp in 
answer to a query of the A. Ph. A.: At the proper 
season carefully select the quantity needed, and after 
depriving the bulblets of their superfluous leaves, 
stems, etc., place them in a bottle provided with a 
good stopper, and pour upon them a small (juantity 
of alcohol, say about two ounces to a tjuart jar. The 
vapor of the alcohol is soon absorbed by the bulbs 
and destroys their vitality, and. in consequence, their 
tendency to germinate. Garlic thus treated can be 
kept, it is said, for years, with all its virtues unim- 
pr.ire-'.. 



• nii.iij. 



Lactis Recentis. 
(S. B.) "I received a prescription recently read- 
ing .'".s follows: 

Tt I.i<|. CIllciK 

I.iii-tiN reccntiK 

M. 

What is 'lactis recentis" and what is the formula?" 
"Laciis recentis" is the l.alin for "fresh" or "new 
milk," from "lac-tis," milk, and "recens-enlis," fresh, 
new or recent. 

As a remedy in nausea or vomiting, cither alone 
or attendant on other cli.^case^. milk associated with 
lime water, in doses according to the severity of the 
case has long been ctmsidered most valuable. 



Raipbeny Sugar. 
CFounlnin). An old formula for raspberry sugar 
follows: Put a loaf of sugar upside down. an<l pour, 
in •.mall qiianlitics at a lime, well fermenled filtered 
raspberry juice, containing a little citric acid. Then 
let dry in a lukewarm place. Repeat this operation if 
i-oitM.icreil necessary. Dry and cut. Other fruit 
Migar* iii.iy lie made similarly. 



GATHERED FORMULAS. 

Glue Paint ioi Kitchen Floors. 
To three pounds of spruce yellow add one pound or 
two. if desired, of ilry white lead and mix well togeth- 
er. Dis>olve two ounces of glue in one quart ol water, 
stirring often until smooth and nearly boiling. Thick- 
en the glue water with the yellow and white lead 
after the manner of inush until the mixture will spread 
smoothly on the lloor. L'^e a common paint brush 
and apply luil. Thi~ will fill all crevices of rough floor. 
It will dry soon, and when dry apply dry linseed oil 
with a clean bru>li. In a few hours the floor will be 
found dry enough to use by laving papers or mats on 
for a few days. When the floor needs cleaning, use 
hot suds. 



Poultiy Spice. 

Ill 

t ■iip^iciihi 1 dram 

l.ciiiils 2 ounet'S 

Hriii^ 2 ouiie<~i 

Oatmeal 4 ounces 

(-'I 

t'apsienm 1 dram 

llciilinn 1 dram 

I^'ooniicreck 2 oune<»« 

IJeoriee piot oiinrcs 

The former preparation is recommended for fatten- 
ing fowls and stimulating egg-laying: the latter is a 
general tonic and said to be a stimulant to egg-laying 
during ct>ld weather. 



Paste for Patent Leather. 
Melt pure wax over a water bath, place on a moderate 
coal tire, add first some olive oil, then some lard, and 
mi.\ intimately by stirring, next add some oil of tur- 
pentine, and finally some oil of lavender: fill the re- 
sulting paste in boxes, where, on solidifying, the nec- 
essary consi.stency will be accpiired. To restore the 
gloss of the leather, apply a little of the paste and 
rub" with a linen rag. This will keep the leather soft 
and prevent cracking. 



China Cement. 

Isincliiss 1 oiinr<' 

Miistieli (in powdcrl 80 grnnis 

tilni'inl aeetie iieid 4 ouneen 

Wilier 2 ounces 

Soak the isinglass in the water, and when all has 
been absorbed, add the acid previously mixed with 
the mastich. Heat gently till a dear solution is ob- 



Ezcessive Sweating of the Hands. 

• Hiirie iicid Ti pnr:« 

Horiix I'l parlK 

Siilieylic (u-iil K) pans 

• JIvcerin »iO parts 

IHIiile nieoliol 00 part* 

To lie rubbed on three times a day. 

Carpet Cleaner. 

Soap O'-j pound* 

Snl soda i pounds 

Water of aninionia 1 qi-.nri 

M.-lliyl alcliol 1 pint 

Water 12 qunrls 

Sea Salt. 

Salt 20 parts 

Sodiiiiii liiciirlioniile 1 piirt 

Miigiiesiiiiii siilpliale 4 parts 

This mixture will nut become moist and can be 
put up in canons or paper packages. 

Blue Bed Bug Poison. 

(*ori-osive siililininto ^j ounce 

.Vleoliol .12 ounc."* 

.Spirlls of tiirponline 4 ounci~i 

Itliie aniline 5 Rriiins 



NEWS DEPARTMENT. 



NEW YORK AND VICINITY. 



VACATION DAYS ARE HERE. 

And We Are All Going Away on More or Less Extended 
Trips to Sea, Lakes, Mountains and Woods. 

Vacation announcements are begrinning to be heard, 
though many are staying in the city later than usual 
because of the cool weather. But when August moves 
in many of our druggists, both wholesale and retail, will 
move out. Some retail recreatloners: 

Charles A. Hanson. 244 Sixth avenue, will drop down 
to Atlantic City with Mrs. Hanson as soon as his 
"boys"' get back from their vacation. Clarence O. Bige- 
low and his family are living at AUenhurst, N. J., dur- 
ing dog days. 

George E. Schweinfurth. Charles H. White and 
Otto Boeddiker are away for a fishing trip in the 
Pocono mountains. Pa. Each insists that he wants 
to fish, anyway, whether the others do or not. 

R. Schenck of the Schenck Drug Co., Broadway, 
is getting dreamy over a trip to Europe next month, 
which he makes every year to buy chemical specialties 
and have a rest. John Kiehl. 105 Third avenue, tries 
Monticello. N. Y.. in August. F. O. Collins, just above 
Mr. Diehl on Third avenue, will take his family to 
Dingman's Ferry, Pa., late next month. Mr. Collins 
does not design to fish, but to rest, and he puts in hours 
swinging under the trees in a hammock reading "some- 
thing light." Zachary T. Benson. 2334 Third avenue, 
is now beside country forests and streams and will stay 
there until the end of August. Of course, his family 
is along. 

Mr. Caswell of Caswell & Masse.v, is in Newport 
with his family. Mr. Massey's vacation is interspersed 
with business all summer and he makes trips nearly 
every week to Montreal, occupying Friday. Saturday 
and Sunday. Last summer was his first real vacation 
in years, when he went to Europe. William G. Green- 
await of the Greenawalt Drug Co.. Broadway, will 
make a bee-line for London, his favorite European city. 

John B. Sawdon of Cameron & Sawdon, Broadway, 
went to London, Ont.. Can., with his family. London is 
his old home. Fred Borggreve. manager of the Bates 
pharmacy. Forty-second street and Sixth avenue, is just 
as popular in White Plains as here. They have gotten 
on to his faculty for getting up entertainments and he 
says it is almost as much work there as at home in the 
store. Emil Roller of Fifty-sixth street and Ninth 
avenue, will have a fishing and hunting vacation in 
August, staying with friends in Nyack. this State. 

George A. Hitchcock of Kellogg & Co.. 1031 Sixth 
avenue, will join his family at Conoshaugh, Pike county. 
Pa., in a week or two, and will have it easy for a couple 
of montsh. C. L. Kellogg of the company, is just 
back from a long rest in Homer, Portland county, this 
State. Charles S. Erb and Sidney Faber both had a few 
days in Philadelphia. Mr. Faber gets many pleasant 
days awheel, as do several other of his friends, so with 
them long vacations are not so popular. 

Of course. L)r. William Muir is up in the Catskills 
as is usual in summer. Frederick I'. Tuthill's 



family is there with Dr. Muir's and Dr. Tuthill runs 
up semi-oceasionally. 

The A. Ph. A. in northern Michigan will be the 
mecca of many vacationists. R. R. Lampa, head of 
Lehn & Fink's traveling department, is looking forward 
with pleased anticipation to the trip. Dr. William C. 
Anderson and Mrs. Anderson will go. Dr. E. A. Sayre 
of Seabury & Johnson, is bound for there and has 
been hustling for weeks getting his work in shape to 
leave. 

Some other vacations, well deserved, are those of 
J. J. Kane, general prieer at McKesson & Robbins. 
who has been at his post without absence for several 
years; D. Costello', manager of Caswell. Massey & Co.'s 
store at 1122 Broadway, who goes to his home in In- 
dianapolis; S. Wygant, manager of the prescription de- 
partment of the same store, who tried Newport; Harry- 
Hebblewhite. also of the same store, who went to the 
Pennsylvania mountains. 

Will R. Anderson, who is well known as a member 
of Sharp & Dohme's office staff and as the writer of 
"Tessie" the "Silver Slipper"' song hit. and other hits, 
is spending his vacation in the Catskills. 

C. A. Atkins of Milhau's, Broadway, is back, nicely 
bronzed, from a duck-shooting vacation in Charleston, 
S. C. William J. Gesell of Lehn & Fink, is just back 
from his trip abroad. 

S. F. Haddad, the retailer at 89 Broad street, is 
having a good time in Lake Champlain regions for a 
few weeks. Gustave Ramsperger. one of the two sur- 
viving charter members of the German Apothecaries' 
Society, is having a long vacation in Europe, as is Carl 
E. Kessler, of 621 Second avenue, another good G. A. 
S. member. President Henry Imhof of the G. A. S., 
is away with his family in the country as is usual with 
him in summer. 

Samuel Owen of Kress & Owen Co., the patent med- 
icine people, has gone for his summer vacation in Eur- 
ope. M. J. Breitenbach of the M. J. Breitenbach Co., 
is another New Yorker in foreign climes, as is George 
J. Seabury of Seabury & Johnson, who took in the 
international rifle match with his usual enthusiasm be- 
fore moving on. 

J. LeRoy Webber of Webber-Pepsin fame, for some 
years past associated with Bristol, Myers & Co., sailed 
on July 16 via North German Lloyd S. S. Bremen, and 
will make an extended European tour. His main objec- 
tive points are London and Paris. 

Ernest Stauffen. secretary-treasurer and general busi- 
ness manager of Sharp & Dohme, sailed on the 16th. 
also, for a month abroad. Louis Dohme will be in gen- 
eral charge of the New York office until his return. 

At tlie Plaza Hotel, .\sbury Park. A. Major, the pop- 
ular Major's cement man. may be seen almost any eve- 
ning now. Accompanying him are Mrs. Major and Lil- 
lian Dyott Major. Spencer Robinson of Hamill & Gilles- 
pie, is rusticating up in Sullivan county nowadays. 

F. Ehrmann of Lehn & Fink, locked up his desk this 
week and he and Mrs. Ehrmann are on board the Ham- 
burg line S. S. Bluccher. Four weeks in Switzerland 
and then a trip along the Rhine will occupy their ten 



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THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



[July 30, 1903 




PROFESSOR CHARLES EDWARD CASPARI. 

Tlie St. I.niii.s C. V. clectPd I'r.ife.ssor Chnrles 
Jidward ( nspnn ns profp.s.sor of chemistrv. Dr. Caspar! 
IS tlie son of Profe.ssor Charles Caspari, Jr., professor of 
pharmacy at the Maryland C. P. and secretary of the 
A. 1 h. A. He was born in Baltimore and received his 
fS...? .•^"'■''"'"n "1 the public .schools of that citv. In 
iSi: '"" fn'^r'^fl the Johns Hopkins University ind in 
ISSX. received the dt-gree of B. A. <:ontinning the study 
of chemistry under tlio guidance of Professor Remsen 
he took four years of post-graduate work at Johns Hop- 
kins and in June. 1900, receive*! the degree of Ph I) 
Durmg his last year at the university he was Professor 
Remsen s assistant. From 1900 to 1901 he taught or- 
ganic chemistry at Columbia University. New York 
[i}^^\, ,," ^el'tf™*'<'r. 1901, he entered tlie emplov of 
the Mallinckrodt Chemical Works of St. Louis, w'liere 
he has since been active in conducting their research 
work and directing their analytical department. Pro- 
fessor Caspari having grown up in an atmosphere of 
pharmaceutical chemistry, will prove a very valuable 
addition to the teaching force of the college" 



weeks' vacation. F. Wichelns. the Oreeuwich street 
druggist. Is making frequent visits at Mount Kisco, 
tvhere his fnni'ly is siiiiimering. 

Every afternoon at 4 o'clock when the Asbury Park 
leaves her dock there are to found in one corner Ed- 
ward E. Wells of the .Af. J. Rreitenhach Co.. Mront 
Good of the Carter Medicine Co., who both live at 
Moninonih Beac, N. .7.. and Herbert I?. Harding of 
the Humphreys Iionieopathic Me<liciiie Co.. who lives 
at Highland Reach in summer. They put in most of 
the time singing anlhems. Mr. Wells, who is deacon 
in the Ilev. Dr. Abbott D. Kiltredge's chiinh. and his 
pastor play golf most of the time when at home. Ar- 
thur A. .'^tilwell is also an Asbury golfer, llioiigh Mr. 
Harding, who wields n stick himself, iiisimiales ho is 
better at higfi balls than low ones. By the way. Mr. 
Harding has a little new grand.son whom he is already 
talking of ns a caddy, .\lbert Plant of I,..|in & Kink, 
gooH down on tlie boat also, and so do John niid Clem- 
ent McKeHHon of McKesson & Hobbins, and Moritz 
Eisner, the Hoff's Malt Extract man. Mr. and Mrs. 
John McKe.ason are awheel a great deal. 

Charles H. Fletcher of the Centaur Co.. is at Bel- 
ini.r, N. J., but U not well. Joseph Leemiiig of Thos, 
I.wniing & Co.. has n cottage on the Hudson, opposite 
Hpuyien Uiiyvil, and Is not going iiiooHehiinliiiK this 
year, gamuet A. Bowue of Scott & Bowne, Is In 
Europ*. 



The girls employed by the Humphreys' Homeopathic 
Medicine Co. get two weeks each and, if they desire, 
they are entertained free of expense at "The Helen 
Humphrey Best," Copake, in the mountains of this 
State. The rest is connected with the Church of Hear- 
nly Best, this city, and was founded by the late Dr. 
Frederick Humphreys. 

Dr. Virgil Coblentz and family spent July in camp 
in the woods at Aliens Mills. Farmington, Me. Kay- 
iiioiid J. Nestell. instructor in analytical chemistry. New- 
York C. P., and wife are at Constable, tiiis State. 
President Charles P. Chandler of the college, is in 
Europe, part of his mission being attendance upon the 
meeting of the Society of Chemical Industry. Oscar 
M. Bead, well known to McKesson & Bobbins pafrons, 
is at Cold-Springs-on the-Uudsou. Bichard Hndnut, 
the druggist and perfumer, is at Narragausett. Colonel 
.1. W. George, likely the best ac<|uaiiited man in the job- 
bing trade and not the least popular, has disserted bis desk 
at ScliiefTelin A: Co.'s, and is taking; life easy on Block 
Island, where every sailor knows him. Mayor J. J. 
Kiker, senior member of J. I>. &: D. S. Biker, manu- 
facturers' agents, left on Saturday for a three weeks' 
trip iibroad. 

Horatio N. Eraser, president of the Frascr Tablet 
Triturate Mfg. Co. and head of Eraser & Co., is just 
back from a trip through Europe. F. W. Kinsman, 
druggist at One Huinired and Twenty-fifth street and 
Eighth avenue, is having a If5,000 cottage built In the 
Boach river region, Maine, where be spends his holi- 
days. Dr. N. W. Hoffman, the N. A. K. D. organizer 
for this city, is in the New England States visiting and 
incidentally doing some organization work. 

TRANSPORTATION TO BOSTON. 
The usual loiiiissimi cif mii. ami a third fares for 
the round trip to all oersuns attending the conventions, 
of the N. W. D. A. and P. A. of A. during the 
week of September 7. at Boston, who hold certificates 
from the ticket agent from whom tickets are purchased 
at the starting point, has been granted, so that the re- 
ducefl rate will be available from all points east of 
the Bockies. Tickets not to he purchased earli€»r than 
September 3, nor later than September 9. Return 
tickets good for three days after adjournment, not 
counting Sunday. 

Full fare must be paid to Boston and one-third fare 
will be cliargwl for the return to those who present 
the certificate properly indorsed by Secretary J. E. 
Toms and the agent of the passenger associations, who 
will be in attendance at the convention on September 
9 and 10. A certificate must lie procured for every 
ticket. If going on the N. Y.. N. H. & H.. baggage is 

to be checked to Back Bay station. Boston & Albany 

R. B. baggage should be cliecke<l to Huntington avenue. 

The committee on transportation is composed of: 

Thomas P. Cook, chairman. New York: John M. 

I'eters. New York: Frank A. Faxon, Kansas City, Mo.; 

I, A. Solomons, Savannah: P. P. Van Vlwt, Memphis; 

H. Behrens, Waco. Tex.: C. H. West. St. I.ouis; I.. L. 

Pope, Cleveland: A. M. Beid. .Vllanta: E. H. Buehler. 

Chicago; Bomaine PiiTsi.n. Chiiago; .\dolph Mack. San 

FrMiciscii; William M. Wiinn. Hilroit; E. J. Conger, 

Shrevcpurl, I.a. 

"sr<si«^^- S!!!ii*e:oii%.i:^ 

A limited number of live dtuggists in the larger 
cities will hear ol an atttactivc proposition, by com- 
municatinK with 

J. rV. I'^XCKKICK 

p. 0. Box 71. NEW YORK CITY 



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NEWS DEPARTMENT. 



117 



STATE PH. A. COMMITTEES. 

President William ('. Aiidersdn of tlic New York 
Ph. A., has appointed tlie following committees: 

Legislation: William C. Anderson, Brooklyn; William 
H. Hogers. Middletuwii; William Muir. Brookl.vn; 
George Kleinau, New York; (Jeorge E. Thorpe, S.vra- 
cuse; Warren L, Bradt, Albany; Thomas Stoddart, 
Buffalo. 

Transportation: George Reimann, Buffalo; J. A. 
Kreiger, Salamanca; William R. Mandelbaum, New 
Y'ork; Albert Hamilton, Elinira; James R. Huested, 
Albany; Clark Z. Otis, Binghamton; Rnfus E. Smith, 
Syracuse; C. S. England, Utica; Charles II. Butler, 
Oswego. 

New remedies: Thomas J. Keeuan, New Y'ork; Willis 
G. Gregory, Buffalo; (ieorge C. Diekman. New York. 

Pharmacy and queries: Frederick P. Tuthill, Brook- 
lyn; Bnrt E. Nelson, Binghamton; William A. Uawson, 
Hempstead. 

Adulterations: Henry W, Schimpf, NewY'ork; Edgar 
L. Mayo. EIniira: Charles D. Ilibley. Syracuse. 

Commercial interests: Judson B. Todd, Ithaca; 
Thomas W. Daltoii. Syrnciisi'; Oscar Goldman. New 
I'ork; Daniel J. Wood, .Amsterdam; Oscar C. Kleine, 
Jr.. Brooklyn; Ulrich Wieseiidanger. Yonkcrs; S. A. 
Grove. Buffalo; Byron M. Hyde. Rochester; Silas W. 
Tobey. Jr.. Hudson; Gordon L. Hager. Rome; Peter J. 
Lutz, Elmira; Charles F. Brown. Cortland; Carman R. 
Lush, Hempstead; .Joseph V. Downs. Ilion; Charles F. 
Fish. Sarat.iL-a Spiiiigs; J,.liii E. Wvnian. Gloversville; 
A. S. Van Winkle, noriiellsvill,.; K. ('. Tiilliill, Jr., Mid- 
dletown; Orrd T. I.arkiii, I'latlsliiir^-: Clinton K. Wil- 
liams, Ogdensburg; Edgar C. McKallor. Binghamton. 

President Anderson also appointed the following 
delegates: 

A. Ph. A.: Thomas Stoddart. Buffalo; Clay W. 
Holmes. Elmjra; Casewell .\. Mayo. New Y'ork; A. B. 
Hue-sted. Albany; W. C. .\uderson. Brooklyn. 

N. W. D. A.: George .1. Seabury. New" York; S. H. 
Carragan, New Y'ork; W. J. Walker, .Vlbany; ,T. L. 
Hopkins. New York; Charles Hubbard. Syracuse. 

Pennsylvania Ph. A.: A. S. Van Winkle. Hornells- 
rille; George E. Thorpe, Syracuse; Victor S. Cole, Corn- 
ing. 

New .Jersey Ph. A.; W. R. Mandelbaum. New York; 
Mrs. R. G. Rutherford, Brooklyn; Clarence Miller, New- 
burg. 

Massachusetts Ph. A.: Oscar Goldman. New Y'ork: 
A. B. Huested, Albany; .\. W. Rice, Hudson. 

Connecticut Ph. A.; Warren li. Bradt, Albany; A. 
L. Goldwater, New Y'ork; G. H. Hitchcock, New Y'ork. 

Ohio Ph. A.: Gottlieb Bastian. Dan.sville; .Joseph 
Weinstein. New Y'ork: E. .\. Swauson. .Jamestown. 

Delegates to the N. A. R. D. will he appointed as 
soon as it is decided how many the State association is 
entitled to. 



AND THEY ALL WENT OUT AND PLAYED. 

Wednesday was a big day for the Rochester Ph. A. 
It was the third annual outing and there was a very 
large attendance, the druggists, their wives and sweet- 
hearts going in tallyhos to the Newport House, on the 
shore of Irondequoit Bay, where the affair was held. 
On the way down the tallyhos created interest. On the 
sides were immense pictures of the skull and cross 
bones, and the object of the outing was announced to 
be to extract pleasure from the fleeting hours. 

A small rain interfered somewhat with the athletic 
feature-s. and tfie baseball game between the East and 
West Sides, captained respectively by E. E. Chilson 
and H. B. Guilford, was postponed. The high jump 
was won by W. H. Gram, but there was no tape long 
enough to measure the leap. H. B. Guilford was a 
close second and C. E. Nagle third. Guilford was in 
the winning stride for the broad jump, and won a 
case of wine; D. H. Moore, second. The ladies strove 
manfully in the hundred yards' dash, and Miss Maple 
got first prize. Mrs. Hendrick second and Mrs. Lutt 
third. H. Hallock proved to be the best hop. step and 
jumper, while Moore came in second. Miss Maple was 
the best long-distance ball thrower, form also being 
considered. Miss McBay was second and, to keep it 
in the family, Jlrs. McBay was adjudged an easy win- 
ner of third prize. 



In the shoe race, Hallock won first, O. Moore sec- 
ond, and Guilford third. The fifty-yards dash for 
ladies was an exciting affair, with victory for Mrs. 
JIcBay. Mrs. Hadwick was second and Mrs. Guild- 
ford third. 

The jollification was increased by the thoroughly- 
satisfying dinner served by Landlord William Sours. 
The committees for the affair were: Arrangements^ 
H. B. Guilford. J. A. Vanderbelt, D. H. Moore; prizes 
—George L. Page, C. E. Nagle, William R. Hall; 
games— George Hahn, Oscar Lutt, H. B. Newman; re- 
ception—Mrs. W. T. McBay, Mrs. H. B. Guilford, Mrs. 
H. B. Newman, William T. McBav, George A. 
Mitchell, C. E. Nagle. 



SOME NEW YORK COLLEGE ALUMNI. 

John W. Ration, 'OS, and Mrs. Patton came up from 
Birmingham, Ala., and renewed acquaintances. 

A. J. Palmer. '97, Americus, Ga., has heen chosen to 
fill the chair of theoretical and applied pharmacy in a 
new college in that State. 

•John B. Luther, '03, has been appointed assistant 
to Prof. J. S. C. Wells, quantitative and analytical 
chemist at Columbia University. 

William H. Wilson, '09. is now chief chemist for the 
Franklin Iron Works, near Utica, this State. 

Miss Edith Morris, '02. has resigned as apothecary 
at the General Hospital, Paterson, N. J., because of ill 
health. Her place will be taken by Miss Lillian L. 
Levine. who has resigned for that purpose from St. 
John's Riverside Hospital, this city. 

Dr. Fanny Robinowich, '00. is now a Mrs. It is said 
that her father bestowed .fSCOOO and a house on her 
as a dot. 

Miss Adele M. Thayne has resigned from the Eye 
and Ear Hospital. Twenty-third street and Third avenue, 
this city. 

Max Levy has returned from his position as assistant 
chemist for the American Borax Co., at Daggett, Cal. 
Too hot there he says. 

Guy H. McCoy, '96, is now assistant treasurer of the 
Hamlin Bank & Trust Co., Smethport, Pa. 

Miss Eva Watson, '03, is clerking now at Wray's 
pharmacy. Yonkers. N. Y'. 



NEW PHARMACISTS IN THIS SECTION. 

The following thirty-seven were granted pharmacists' 

licenses at the last examination by the Eastern branch. 

Charles Bansor. Victor Feitsen. Jos. S. Gross, Chas. 

E. Heyl, Clarence V. Hubbs, Arnold Lewinsohn, Henry 

F. Nielsou, James A. Orr, Max Oshlag, Jay R. Putnam, 
Wm. .J. Quiun. Herman A. Schwarzwalde, Max Silver- 
man, Carles J. Ipiess, August Stoff, Henry M. Thomp- 
son, Leon J. Trophy, Raphael Wiberg, Charles Wilhelm, 
Jr.. Benjamin A. Betts. J. Francis Burt, Harry R. Clay- 
ton .Harlow E. Dunton, Herman Ihlo, Jacob Kahn, 
David Katz. Elbert Lane, Denis J. McDonald, Morris 
Perla. Charles Rosentover. John P. Taylor, Katie Tulch, 
Le Roy D. Webster, Anna Weindrug, Samuel Weiss, 
Abram R. Witt. Homeopathic pharmacist: Fred W. 
Schaefer. 

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THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



[July 30. 1901 



ELIZABETH— IN THE NECK. 

At last: 

It Id ncttlod. 

The Bnyonnp. N. J., druggistii' base ball team and 
till' KUinlfOtli, N. J.. driiKBistu' base ball team bave met. 
A liwal iiaper said it whs tlie first lime in ibe bisiory of 
Ibe natiimnl guiue tbat teams com|»isf<l •>( pilhnakerii 
bad contested. Tbe I'H'al paper lias anutlier sues^. 

Bnyonne's frisky apotliwaries bad been telling wbat 
tbey li.nid do to KliinlH-tb for moutbH. Tbey practiced 
witb tlip preacliers"; tbe lawyers', tbe doctors', tbe 
niarrieil men's and tbe nnmarried men's teams and witb 
tbe small boys. Tben tbey wonld buy silence as to 
scores by setting "P tbe soda water. But tbe game 
was finally arranged for last Tbursday. Every drug- 
gist in Jersey wbo could get away was tbere. 

Nine full innings; I'J to 11; Baymine wins. Tbis 
was tbe line up: 

Bavonne. Elizabetb. 

.1. Cadmus. .1 b. p. Kogors, c. 

William Wbitebead. p. 3 b. Eggers. c. 
iMinne. c. K. \\ . Parsons. 1. f. 

Connor lb. Frank (. Stutzlen. 1 b. 

C. H. I-andell. s. s. '«■ v!,i Siranss. s. s. 

N. Cadmus. 2 b. William B. Ricliart, r. f. 

Max W. Strauss, c. f. Winner, c. 

.lohii N. Peterson, I. f. Epstein, p. 

.1 II. Burcbill, r. f. Kcrg.- 11. Horning, o b. 

V. Uicbart. c. f. 
Palmer, c. f. 
Kantz, c. f. 

Siorc by innings: 

•'0214002 1—12 
'.;.!.. O 3 3 1 2 2 0—11 



14!iv..iiii.' 

EllzJibetb 

Two-base bits — J. Cadmns. Dunne, N. Cadmus, 
Egg.-rs. W. Ricbari. !•'. Bicbait. Tbrce-bnse bit— F. 
Ricblirt. I<eft nn bases — Bayonne. 5: Eli/.abetb. 10. 
First base on errors — Bayonne, fi; Elizabefb .5. Struck 
out— By Wliitoliead. S; by Cadmus, 2: by Epstein, 8. 
Time, 2.'iO. I'mpire, Druggist Lewis W. Brown. 

The game was for blon.l. Every decision was pro- 
tested. All coacbe] like fiends. I'mpire Brown is now 
In tbe funnybouse. At tlie beginning of tbe ninth the 
score stood 11 and 11, Elizabeth to bat. Cadmus went 
in to pitch. Strauss singled, Ricbart and Horning 
fhnncd and Epstein was thrown out at first. Then 
Bayonne went in and the crowd stood up. I-andell. 
first up, hit safe. ' He went to third on N. Cadmus' 
drive and scored on a passed ball. 

A return game will be played in Elizabeth. Today, 
according to arrangement, the Bayonne druggists are 
jilaying tbe doctors. The fever is spreading and Henry 
Heineman, clerk for Druggist C. H, Bose, is organ- 
izing a nine of Bayonne drug clerks and is ambitious 
to arrange the first game witb tbe drug clerks of 
Elizabeth. 



INFANT BUYING CLUB ALMOST WEANED. 

Till- liriHiklyn ( '<<ii>i>lliliiteil Drug Co., in tbe name, 
beHtowe<l last Friday, uu the newest of tbe retail drag- 
gists' buying concerns. 

Tbe company will be incorporated in a few weeks. 
■>H soon as tbe constitution, on which John G. WischertU 
and C. Dyiia, tbe temporary — and probably iiermanent — ^ 
president and »ecri-tary. are working, and businena will 
be in full swing by S.-ptember. At the meeting on Fri- 
day Albert E. Slarslaiid was apiminled cbairmbn of a 
commitlee to appoint trustees, and these trustee* will 
elect the officers, at the next meeting, when tbe stock 
book will be rea<ly for subscriptions. The eapitalixation 
will be for $10.<«Hl, or loo shares of JKHi each. Nearly 
seventy-Hvc Brooklyn druggists hiivp already applied 
for stock and the rei|uired number will be easily secured. 
Mr. Wisi-lierlh will have charge of tbe store room, which 
will adjoin his pharmacy at Bedford and Green avenues, 
and the handling of coods will be patterned after tl.j 
iiu-thoils ..f the New York Coiisolidat.xl Drug Co.. the 
distribution b.-iin; on :i basis of nl"iut 3 per cent. 



JERSEY CITY'S FREE DISPENSARIES. 

Jersey Cily has oj eil her frc dispeiisiiries again. 

Tbis i". the «e<-oiid season and is tli" coiilinui.iicc of n 
scheme that was found to be very successful Inst summer. 
Eoch dispensary is in a ilrug stori- and has a physician 
who remains on duly from .1 to (S p. m.. and from S to 
p. m., every .lay. The board "f fiiiMicc pays for Ibe dis- 
pensaries under an appropriation. 

The first ward dispensary i« at W. R. I.aird's Wash- 

illKlol nr Vi>rk street, it is near the leneiiient section 

and sev.ral big industries. Mr. I.ainl si.vs lli.-ri' are 
MO exponenlN of riii-e suicide around bim and lliiit he had 
hardly gi't reaily for business ihe first day before the 
store was full of moihers with ailing yoiingsiers. Hent 
and teeth. Jaiiien Goriiiley, .'IK) Grove nirc, i.lso has 
many babies. Cl.arle, '/.oeller. V,H Cenlral nveiine; W. 
.1. Cndiniis, U.ll .Vi'wark avenue, and Joaipiin Bni. TiS" 
llralicl «tri'el. «l«o have dispensaries. 



NEW OFFICERS OF THE NEW YORK R. D. A. 

New officers elected at the last meeting of the New 
York R. D. A. were: President, Joseph Weinstein; 
first vice-president. Peler Diamond: second vice-presi- 
dent. Joseph Bnkst; recording secretary, Charles H, 
Klyscher, financial secretary. Samuel Bernstein; treas- 
urer, Jr>seph Pick: trustees — Charles Bernstein, L. Mar- 
mor and I. Frieman. 

The board of plinrmacy, was criticized in the asser- 
tion that positive proof w.-is in the possession of the 
association that the board bad declared below standard 
samples which did not come from the stores credited 
with them at all. 



FOUR DAYS AWHEEL. 

Several cnllTusiasti.- nieiiibers of the Apothecaries' 
Bicycle Club boarded a train for Poughkeepsie the other 
day . Then lliey moiiuti>d their wheels. A visit was 
paid to Vaiiderbilt's Hyde Park. Rondout and Kings- 
ton came ue.\t and the latter place was selected for the 
night's re.st. Next morning they rode to .\llenville and 
Port Jervis via Glenarie Falls. A trip to Delaware Gap 
on the third diiy was prevented by rain. On the fourth 
day the return trip was made. Another long trip will 
be made in a few weeks. 

Charles L. McBride, Ihe Kingston druggist was 
visiteil. Mr. McBride is getting full prices. Those in 
Ihe party were Sidney Faber. I.«s>n Wernert, Hugo 
Kantrowilz. Mr. Wander, George Leiiiicker. and Mr. 
and Mrs. George- C. P. Slolzeiiberg. 



NEW YORK NOTES. 

.\ certain imlividual, iiiilorions for his attempts to 

seek noiorlely ill bis attai'ks upon honest men and 
insiitiilioiis. now cbiiiiis credit for Sidney FnlM>r's res- 
ignalioii from the boanl of pharmacy. .Vnotber incl- 
denl. which bears insiiiriiig resemblance to tbis fellow's 
methods, was the si-nding of anonymous postal canls to 
the daily press, asking them to call upon >Ir. Faber 
for his "spicy reasons" for resigning. Xi-edless to say. 
the lori'h ligbli'd no coiilbigralioii, and the newspapers 

failed lo find seiisali ilisiii in the "reasons." 

James R. Crawfonl. druggist at Ralph avenuB 

and Mai-ou sireei. BriHiklyn. was much suriiris.sl when, 
after having a woiiian be knew as a Mrs. Nicholson, 
arre>ied for retaining properly iMdonging to Dr. Gisirge 
Chapin'U Crawford, his son, who die<l llin-e wei-ks ago, 
she revealeil ill court thai she was his son's wife. 
She exhibited her marriage cerllrtcale. datwl April 28, 
l!Hr2. 

Charles S. Erb was electtsl secrelary-tre«sur«>r of 

the Easlern branch of the Stale board •f pharmacy. 



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at a meeting of tlie branch held on Friday afternoon, 
vice Sidney Faher, resigned. Mr. Erb now wallcs 
around with a copy of the pharmacy law in his hand. 
If he masters it this year he is to be congratulated 
upon the possession of singular acuteness. 

While a cargo of fusel oil was being unloaded 

from the hold of a vessel the other day, two kegs of it 
broke. The effect upon some of the crew who were 
near was worse than any seasickness at which they 
«ver laughed, and one is still in the hospital. Some 
would have died from the fumes except for the prompt 
work of ambulance surgeons. 

The factory of the Hayden Chemical Co., manu- 
facturers of essential oils, near Passaic, N. J., was 
gutted by fire, causing a loss of $250,000. During the 
fire, tanks of wood alcohol and essences exploded, and 
■nearby residents deserted th^ir houses for several hours. 
The factory was formerly owned by Fritszche Bros, of 
37 Barclay street, this city. 

Ten physicians o£ Brooklyn were summoned to 

appear before President Lederle of the board of health 
to answer charges of incompetence. Two gave satis- 
factory explanations. Decision was reserved in the 
other eight cases. The doctors were accused of re- 
porting scarlet fever patients out of danger when thej 
bad not fully recovered. 

H. Koch's Sons' mineral water plant on First 

avenue, between Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh 
sereets, had a small fire which caused $2,000 damage 
to the Koch works and about ?"200, by water, to John 
Slatthew's Sous' mineral water factory, next to the 
Koch place. 

James Kerr, druggist at West Xew Brighton, this 

city, has been enjoined and restrained perpetually from 
selling or dispensing any pharmaceutical preparation, 
not manufactured by Fairchild Brothers & Foster, in 
imitation of or in substitution for Fairchild's Essence 
of Pepsine. 

• .V certificate was filed in the county clerk's office 

at Troy by the John L. Thompson, Sons & Co. drug 
concern, showing that all of the capital stock, $200,000. 
lias been paid in. The certificate is signed by W. Leland 
Thompson, Harry D. Cowee and H. Lewis Waterbury. 

Dr. Frank A. Bigelow, manager of the Koch Lung 

Cure Co., .50 West Twenty-second street, was held in 
$•200 bail for trial in the West Side police court on a 
charge that he had registered a false death certificate. 
-Members of committee representing five pharma- 
ceutical associations in Greater New York met at Bright- 
on Beach, Coney Island, on Tuesday afternoon to organ- 
ize for the enlertainnieut of the State Ph. A. next year. 

Charles H. Candler has been succeeded in the 

management of the New York office of the Coca Cola 
Company by William B. Reeves, and is now in charge 
■of a department at the main office in Atlanta. 

George S. DeLacey will be retained as clerk of the 

Eastern branch of the boarc^ of pharmacy. Mr. De- 
Lacey personally and in his work has the commendation 
of every member. 

George Watman has sold at 28 Stanton street to 

Davidson Bros, of Eighty-ninth street and Third ave- 
nue. Mr. Watman has another store at !)4 Avenue A. 

-= Horace I'orter, druggist at Fulton street and Clas- 

son avenue, Brooklyn, overswan;- at Ccmey Island last 
week and was pulled out, nearly "gone." 

The Westchester Ph. S. had an outing at Bye Beach 

and ate, played games and saw the sights. 

Charles H. Lipscomb, 1299 Nostrand avenue. Brook 

lyn, has sold to Russell H. Marsh. 



tance of the publication committee, in getting out the 
proceedings. The meeting adjourned on June 11. On 
.Tune 24 the publication committee had a meeting. On 
July 3 the query committee met. Both the proceedings, 
all printed, and the queries were mailed on July 27. 

State Senator and Druggist William T. Brown of 

Madison, has lost his race for the postmastership. 
Lewis Albert Waters, a member of the local council, 
gets the place. Mr. Brown put up the liveliest fight, 
and really was entitled to the office as he was a can- 
didate when the former postmaster got it. 

Colgate & Co., the perfumers, are now going to 

utilize the land they have been acquiring lately by 
erecting upon it, at Grand and Greene streets, a new 
five-story and basement building, 100x76 feet in size. 
It will cost $03,500. 

Jersey City man was arrested selling cigars and 

mint jujubes on the street. He confessed that he had 
stolen both, because he was "starving." Police are try- 
ing to find out -n-hat druggist lost the jujubes. Man 
got 40 days. 

A well-equipped pharmacy is being opened at Cen- 
tral avenue and Bowers street, .Tersey City, on the 
heights, by Herman Roder of Roder & Rausch, drug- 
gists of 355 Central avenue. 

The American Chicle Co., or the chewing gum 

trust, met in Jersey City and declared $900,000 in 
dividends, leaving undivided profits of $776,000. 
John G. Gallagher, Grove street, between Four- 
teenth and Fifteenth streets. Jersey City, has one of 
the new city dispensaries in his store. 

The Delaware Valley R. D. A. held its summer 

meeting at Belvidere. The fall meeting will be at 
Washington, on October 13. 

Burglars carried away a lot of stock from the 

pharmacy of Edward Deitman. Clinton avenue, New- 
ark, the other day. 

A new store at Ramseys is one soon to be onened 

by S. I. Vanderbeck. It ■will be in the new Journal 
building. 



AROUND SYRACUSE. 

In preparing a cockroach eradicator on last Friday, 

druggist J. H. Coogan came near burning up his house 
in Wayne street. In making the concoction Mr. Coo- 
gan was stirring it over the kitchen stove, when it ig- 
nited. When the firemen arrived the eradicator was 
pouring out of doors and windows in the shape of 
smoke and the cockroaches in the vicinity ■were laugh- 
ing in their sleeves. The flames were soon extinguished. 

During July and August the country trade falls 

off as farmers are harvesting their crops and cannot 
get to town. One part of their trade which most drug- 
gists consider undesirable is in Paris green. In 
the fir.st place they cannot sell the pure article and meet 
the prices of certain hardware stores which offer it lo 
the farmers for 15 cent^ a pound, which is as cheap as 
druggists can buy it at wholesale. 

Ginseng growers experience great trouble with 

thieves. On Saturday night some one broke into Dr. 
J. E. Salisbury's ginseng bed and stole 1,300 roots 
worth $.300 and destroyed seed to the value of $150. 
The thieves took the oldest and best roots in the bed. 



FROM JERSEY TOWNS. 

Frank C. Stutzlen of Elizabeth, secretary of the 

State Ph. A., has broken the record, with the assis- 



/^UR new price list is now ready for general distri- 
^^ bution, and a copy will be mailed upon request. 
Wc have special inducements to offer to the up-to-date 
druggist that will enable him to save considerable 
money in his purchases. It will pay you to corres- 



H. K. MULFORD COMPANY, 



Philadelphia 



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[July 30. 190:? 



TIOUND ABOUT BUFFALO. 

Notwlth»tnii.liiii; tl"it dnnriri-ts linve l.pou saying 

bravely that bu<iiii'«s i« fine. iliiTt- linn liren a very 
quiet m-ason diirins tlie last two moiillis. (_'once«ling 
Buffalo to be the fiealthiest city on the map may show 
eaii«e for the fimHil consumption of medicines and ex- 
plain the decided slump in trade. However, a general 
visit to all sections of the city now shows a much more 
hopeful condition. 

Three ingenious boys executed a clever and daring 

srheuie in order to steal from the pharmacy of Julius 
Bfhiing on Lovejoy street, near IJuld street. They en- 
tered the store to buy ice cream soda. After eating 
their ice cream they arose, and in passing out one of 
the boys cut the wires connecting an electric bell with 
the door. 

When the proprietor returned to the rear of the 
place they quietly opened the door, entered and stole 
several toilet articles and a quantity of patent medicine 
from the show window. 

Thomas Stoddart and family are spending a short 

vacation in Cnnadii. visitinc Mr. Stoddart's "mother, 
who is 91 years of ace. They return :it the end of this 
month and leave again for Magnolia Beach for the re- 
mainder of the" summer. 

J. H. O'Hara is to open a new store at Corning 

about August 10. 



NEW ENGLAND. 



SOME BUSINESS CHANGES. 

Many Stores Change Hands. — Warren Smith Has Big 

Fire. — Barrel of Alcohol on a Rampage, 

And Other Fires. 

Boston. July 2S. — Tljo IV.in Medical Co. in Wor- 
cester, has .sold to Frank W. I.nvoine and his father. 
Napoleon A. Lavoinc. Both have been identified with 
the company since it was incorporated in 1809. 

Michael J. fleagney. formerly in the drug business 
in Clinton, has bought a drug store in Rochester. N. H. 
F. H. Wares's pharmacy in Turners Falls has been 
bought by H. E. Tucker, a Worcester druggist. Mr. 
Ware will remain in charge of the store for the pres- 
ent, and later intends to go into business in Boston. 

William F. Roy, a Fall River druggist, has bought 
out a drug business in WfHinsooket, R. I., and soon will 
take charge of the place. A new store to be opened in 
Worcester early in August will be that of Dr. G. E. N. 
Boheinier. in the .\llen Block. 

James O'Counell is the new proprietor of n store in 
Eastern avenue, Boston. R. C. Ilovey, Emerson and 
Tremont streetH, Melrose, has sold to W. J. Schoof of 
Melrose Highlands. Mr. Ilraper formerly conducted 
lioth the S<-hoof and the ItrapiT stores and now Mr. 
fv-hoof will have rharge of them both. Mr. Hovey 
retires on account of ill health and will spend the sum- 
mer at Moultonboro, N. H. 

CONNECTICUT. 

Alfreil B. Norcross. who for several years has been 

the manager and owner of the T'nion pharmacy, one 
of the largest drug stores in New Hiiven. has sold 
his inter<«t and has opened n small summer store at 
WiHidniont-by-llie-Sea. where Col. John W. I.owe has 
been running a store for several seasoiiH. Mr. Nor- 
cross thinks he will retire from the drug liusiness nt 
the close of the present season. Col. I.owe has o|>ened 
hi* suinmer store but he is of the opinion that this 
\vill be liU last season In the drug trade. Kuvi-ne E. 



Mayer, for some lime with Willis Mix of New Uavea, 
is in charge of the Union pharmacy. 

Hubert F. Pierw. owner of tiie Bridge pharmacy. 

South Norwalk. went swimming at Koton I'oint and 
came back minus all his money and his gold watch. 
Mr. Pierce was gnitt-ful to the thieves that he didn't 
have to cfmie home in his bathing suit. He was with 
a party of friends. The whole crowd went into the 
water but when Mr. Pierce came back to the bath 
house tlie pockets of his clothes were found wrong side 
out. 

The following drug drummers have been elected 

associate members of the State association: Bertrand 
S. Green. New York: E. J. Dowd. Boston; Robert E. 
Smith. New Haven: Fred W. Crochere. New York; 8. 
H. Carrigan. New York; H. J. Drecke, New York. 
C. H. Talcott's old warehouse in Hartford, is be- 
ing pulled down in the construction of the new Con- 
necticut River bridge. The building has almost dis- 
appeared and the firm has moved into new quarters. 

The basement of L. H. GoiMlrich's store. New 

Haven, has been completely overhauled and the base- 
ment has been fitted up as a chemical laboratory. 

Dr. Tanner's new store at I'ark and Wadsworth 

streets. Hartford, is the seventh drug store opened on 
Park street. 

R. H. Kimball of Hartford, and Eli Mix of New 

Haven, are on a vacation trip to Asbury Park, N. J. 

FROM MAINE. 

.V curious discovery was niaile at Williamson's 

pharmacy, I'ortland. at Congress and Free streets, when, 
in making repairs. tJiere was brought to light an old- 
time sign bearing the name of "A. K. Cartnithera, 
Apothecary." One of the old inhabitants recalls that 
e,-irly In tlie forties Mr. Camithers was the owner of n 
drug store on this corner, succeeding a I'r. Sturtevant. 
In time Mr. Carrutliers was succeeded by Dr. M. S. 
Whittier. Following him came Dr. Williamson, the 
present owner. 

Notwithstanding the announcement of future rigid 

enforcement of the prohibitory laws, in some places 
in Maine, where tlie unique "Bangor plan" has flour- 
ished, there still is much intoxication. Liquors still are 
sold by soiuebody. Possibly the druggists are not con- 
cerned at all. They nearly all surrendered their United 
States licenses and this gave a semblance of compliance 
with the laws. 

R. II. Marks, who fi>rmerly lived in Augusta, and 

who now is identified with the Ordway Medicine Co., 
Camden, has been visiting Augusta friends and old 
haunts. 



Chemistry and Therapeutics of Ferrose. 
"Ferrose. Its (nieniistry and TliiTapeutics." by Ray- 
mond I.. High. -V. .M.. P. !•.. and Edwanl M. French, 
Ph. H.. M. !>., is the title of an interesting br<K-hure is- 
sued from the research laboratories of Henry i%.. Wam- 
pole & Co., Philadelphia. Ferrose. one of the products 
of this enterprising firm, is staled to l>e a synthetic 
compound made by treating certain nucleins and pro- 
teiils, in an autoclave, with acids and formaldehyde, 
the resulting compound being syulhetize<l with a ferric 
salt, the prmluct containing ten per cent, of inorganic 
iron. Ferrose is a red-brown powder, insoluble in water, 
aciil solutions or gastric juii-es. but is entirely soluble in 
an alkaline pancreiilic. biliary and intestinal secretions. 
It is chiime<l to pass through the stomach chemically 
uiicliaiige<l. but is gradually dissolve<l during its descent 
ill the intestiniil tract, where iron in a readily assimil- 
able form and formaldehyde are liberate<l. Clinical ex- 
periments concliiclfd by ilie authors seem to esthblish the 
iiiaiiufaciiirers' claim that Ferrose is a "distinct organic 
I'ompouiKl. bearing a very close r»-lationshlp to the lroi» 
bearing food stuffs." 



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PENNSYLVANIA. 



THE SOUTH. 



NEW STATE ASSOCIATION APPOINTMENTS. 

Lancaster. July 2S. — William O. Frailoy, president 
of the State Ph. A., announced the following appoint- 
ments: 

Delegates to A. Ph. A. — H. L. Stiles, Philadelphia, 
chairman; Charles L. Hay, Dubois; John F. Patton, 
York. 

Committee on membership — David Horn. Jr.. Har- 
risburg, chairman; Theodore Drake, Philadelphia; .John 
Doll. Erie; John B. Haley. New Castle; William Dice. 
Allegheny; Henry B. Siegfried. Pittsburg; Charles 
Schrom. Clearfield; H. S. Faulkner. Scranton; Stacy M. 
Hay, Philadelphia. 

Committee on papers and queries — Dr. Jnlius A. 
Koch, Pittsburg, chairman; Dr. C. B. Lowe, Philadel- 
phia; Louis Emanuel, Pittsburg; E. JI. Boring, 
Philadelphia; Henry Ruhl, JIanheim. 



OTHER HAPPENINGS. 

An epidemic of robberies has been going on in the 

lower part of Philadelphia and the police finally 
rounded up three lads about 17 years of age as the 
principals. In each case the places were entered by 
forcing open a rear window or door with a jimmy. P. 
Keenan of Seventeenth and Mifflin streets, lost $14.50 
in cash and stamps, John Keenan. Fifteenth and Ritner 
streets. $34. and George Keene, Seventeenth and 
Wharton streets, $40. In addition to this inside raid- 
ing, about twenty slot machines on the outside have 
been rifled, and. in some instances, carried away. 
The Intercollegiate Y. M. C. A. through its ener- 
getic secretary, Carl C. Rutledge, has promised its assis- 
tance to the committee for the proposed Philadelphia 
C. P. chapter house. There two bodies have met and 
elected Mahlon N. Kline chairman of the joint organi- 
zation. A third committee, consisting of Messrs. Kline 
Shimn and Remington, has been constituted to solicit 
funds. 

Xew Castle drug stores have stopped selling soda 

water on Sunday. Xot knowing that the blue laws are 
strictly observed there, a horse broke loose from its 
stall and made a dash towards a drug store a consider- 
able distance up the street. The animal walked through 
the plate glass window. It was with some difficulty 
that he could be induced to leave his position near the 
fountain. 

Wm. C. A'an Dyke, goes to the Wingohocking 

Pharmacy, Germantown. Philadelphia; Frank A. Bunt- 
ing to Souderton; John S. Wilson to Leedom's Twentieth 
and Cherry streets. David S. Snyder to Allegheny, and 
Charles A. Light to Greensburg. 

Pittsburg drug salesmen will be interested in one 

of the want advertisements which appeared in last 
week's issue of the Era. 



At the meeting of the Kentucky Board of Phar- 
macy, held at Dawson Springs. July 14, a class of sev- 
enteen was examined. The following passed: Thos. 
B. Bone, Madisonville; Chas. B. Fraser, Lafayette; John 
A. Moesker. Covington; William Rogers, Paducah; 
Anthony R. Williams, Pikeville; Rufus E. Hunt. Wood- 
bum. The next meeting will be held at Winchester. 
October 13. Those intending to appear for examina- 
tion should file their applications with J. W. Gayle. 
secretary of the board, at Frankfort, at least ten days 
before the meeting. 



IN OLD VIRGINIA. 



They Talk About Poison Laws at the State Ph. A., and 
They Play Innumerable Games for Prizes. 

Richmond, Va., July 2S. — The Virginia Ph. A, closed 
the most interesting three-days' session in its history at 
Buckroe Beach, It was the twenty-second annual meet- 
ing. The attendance was excellent and almost every 
minute of the time was given over to pleasure. 

President R. C. Petzold of Nt-wport News, called or- 
der at ten o'clock on Tuesday, the first day. His an- 
nual address was read on the second day, when Dr. 
George E. Barksdale of Richmond, in a paper on the 
State poison law, suggested many improvements and 
better protection to all classes. He ofifered a rough 
draft bill, which was referred to a committee. 

The president and other members of the Peninsular 
R. D. A. reported that one of their members, Joseph 
E. Johnson of Hampton, had been unjustly put on the 
cut-off list and had been very badly and discourteously 
treated by some of the N. A. R. D. officers. The fol- 
lowing resolutions were unanimously adopted: 

Whereas, this association has learned that Joseph 
E. Johnson of Hampton, a member in good standing, 
has been put on the "cut off" list by the N. A. R. D. 
and that Garnet & Hall have been taken off; and. 

Whereas, letters secured b.v the police of Newport 
News show that tl<is action was taken by the direc- 
tion of the N. A. R. D. on account of a personal diffi- 
culty between Mr. Johnson and Mr. Keyser. the trav- 
eling representative of the N. A. R. D.; and. 

Whereas, a respectful petition from the Peninsular 
R. D. A. of Newport News and Hampton, setting forth 
the facts and asking Mr. Johnson's restoration has been 
refused: be it. 

Resolved, tliat the Va. Ph. A. regard this treatment 
of Mr. Johnson as exceedingly unfair; and be it. 

Resolved, that the secretary be instructed to com- 
municate these resolutions to the N. W. D. A. and re- 
quest them to use their influence to have Mr. Johnson 
taken off of the "cut off" list. 

On Thursday it was decided that the next meeting 
shall be at Chase City. The following officers were 
elected: 

President, G. T. Mankin, Falls Church; first vice- 
president, T. Ashby Miller. Richmond; second vice-presi- 
lU-nt. George Farrar, Clifton Forge; secretary. C. B. 
Fleet. Lynchburg; treasurer. Dr. A. W. Ely. Suffolk; 
executive committee — R. C. Petzold. retiring president; 
C. L. Wright, Richard Gwathmey. 

One vacancy occurs each year in the board of phar- 
macy. The association recommended five members to 
the Governor from which to make a selection, as fol- 
lows: T. A. Miller. C. H. Lumsden, B. F. Hughes, 
E. L. Roby and W. W. Friend. 

On Thursday night prizes offered in the various con- 
tests were awarded as follows: 

Bowling contest for ladies — First, Miss Margaret 
Jackson; second. Miss Grace Wishheart; third, Mrs. T. 
A. ililler. 

Rag dummy contest — First lady's. Miss Maude 



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(July 30, 1903 




IN TENNESSEE. 



DR. JOHN H. ZWARTS. 

Dr. Jiilin H. Zwarts. aiiC'i •'" .v'iirs, proprietor of 
tlie Zwiirls' Homeopatliio pliiiriiuiey. Fourth and Lo- 
cust streets, and one of the oldest registered pharma- 
cists in St. Louis, died of malignant carbuncle, after 
an illness of two weeks. 

Dr. Zwarts was proprietor of the Fourth street 
estalilishnicnt for fifteen years, and, previous to that, 
was for twenty-five years connected with the Luyties' 
Homeopathic riiarniaceutical Co., as secretary. He 
was born in Amsterdam, Holland. He was graduated 
from the St. Louis I'niversity. He was at one time 
president of the Catholic Knights of America and of 
the St. Vincent de Paul society. A widow and the 
following children survive: Frank X., Lilly, Charles, 
May, and Dr. John H. Zwarts, Jr.; Mrs. M. C. H. 
Arendes and Mrs. H. W. Luecke, all of whom reside 
in St. Louis. Dr. John H. Zwarts, will succeed to his 
father's liusiness. 



Pluckett; spend. Mrs. C. L. Wright; first gentlemen's, 
J. S. n..wtll: second. K. C. I'etzold. 

Kunning high jump— First, S. H. .\rrington; second, 
T. A. Harrison: tliird, C. H. Dor.sett. 

Swimming contest — First, T. A. Harrison; second, 
It. Y. Dalby. 

Ititle shooting for ladit-s — First, Miss Bessie Jackson; 
second. Mrs. It. C. Pctzold. 

Howling, gentlemen — First. Fred F. Allen; second, 
T. ,\. Harrison; third, <!. T. .Mankin. 

IVonut push — !■ irst, \V. \V. Friend; setfond, Joseph 
Johuiton; third, A. K. (i. Klor. 

Fifty yard dash — First. <i. T. Mankin; second. T. A. 
HarriHon; tliird, W. H. Washington. 

CrrHiuet. ladies — First, Mrs. Parish; second, Mrs. 
.M. i:. Chur.li. 

Fluhlng— First lady's prlne, .Mrs. U. C. I'elzidd; 
nct-ond. Miss ItcHsie Jacksun; first gentlemon'a, J. L. 
Avl»; second. J. M. Trotter. 

CiioliiT party — First lady's prize, Mrs. I'etzold; 
<>.w.,ii.| Mr« T. A. Miller; first gentlemen's, T. A. Mil- 
I r. .Mnnkin. 

].-i,| iiiiix — ^Fimt, T. A. Miller; second, A. 
1 1.1. r,. T. Mankin; fourth, C, B. Fleet, 



At a Very Pleasant State Meeting Several Interesting 

Papers were Read and there were Many 

Sports. 

Monteagle, Tcnn., July 28. — The eighteenth annual 
meeting of the State D. A. at the .Mooteagle Hotel, was 
in every way a successful one. There was an attend- 
ance of al)out one hundred, and much interest was man- 
ifested. A trip to the Montcagle Wonder Cave was 
taken on Friday, and there was a bamiuet that night. 

The address of welcome was delivered by E. W. 
Holcomb of Montcagle. President Eves delivered the 
annual address. Three papers were read on the sub- 
ject, "Can a Pharmacist Manufacture His Own Non- 
Secret Preparations with Financial Success to Him- 
self?" Those hhndling this question were L B. Clark 
of Nashville, J. Ooldbaum of Memphis and C. M. 
(Jrcve of Chattanniiga. \ paper on "The Best Method 
of Preparing and Preserving Syrups of Iodide of Iron 
find Ilydriodic Acid," was read by A. B. Rains of Col- 
umbia. 

Outdoor amusements hfTorded much merriment, and 
included a hen race, which was won by C. L. Cook of 
Nashville; a nail-driving contest fur the ladies, the 
prizes won by Mrs. E. F. Trolinger, Bell Buckle; 
Mrs. C. M. Greve, Chattanooga: Mrs. B. F. 
Crane, Tullalioma; Miss Violetta Weenis, Nashville. 
The egg and spoon race for ladies was won by Mrs. 
Jarrell and Miss Lillian Uoby of Shelbyville. A ball 
was given in honor of the visitors. 

Officers were elected as follows: J. H. Wilson, 
Martin, president; Ira B. Clark. Nashville; W. G. 
Butler, Hallow Rock, and S. F. Dorris, Tracy City, 
vice-presidents; E. F. Trolinger, Bell Buckle, secretary, 
D. ,T. Kuhn, Nashville, treasurer. 

The association will nuet at Lookout Mountain on 
the third Wednesday in July. 1!MM. 

At the banquet sixty-four plates were served. E. 
W. Holcomb was toastmaster and speeches were made 
by Dr. Drake, Monteaglo; Dr. J. II. White, Bell Buckle; 
C. S. Martin. Nashville; E. F. Tr.dingcr, Bell Buckle; 
I'residcnt J. IT. Wilson. Martin, and Dr. George Sun- 
nily, Montcagle. 



MARYLAND. 

Among pharmacists in Baltimore last week were: 

W. C. Downey, Washington, D. C; Fred. S. Boyd, 
Winchester. Va.: Dr. J. N. Simonson, Crisfield; E. M. 
Forman, Ccntreville; John Clugston, of Mentzer & 
Clugston, Waynesboro, Pa.; William Ireland, Dale & 
Co., Y'ork, Pa.; W. R. Itudy. Mt. Airy; H. C. Rudy. 
Hagersfown; Fred. Boossle, .Vniii.polis; N. R. Tuustall, 
Statcville. N. C; Dr. Levin D. Collier, Salisbury; 
James Forlhnian, Waynesboro, l*a., and J. B. Dosler, 
Birmingham, .\la. 

The annual reunion and Grand Lodge convention 

of the Elks, in Baltimore last week, brought a number 
of druggists to the city. They had a big time. Bright 
red paint was liberally scattered. Among dniggists 
present were: I. Paul Flelcher. Harrisonburg, Va.; N. 
H. Strahler, York, Pa.; Dr. Smith, Concord, N. C: J. 
W. Cook. Ilagcrstowii, Md., and O. 1... Harris Freder^ 
icksbiirg, Va. 

J. C. Mufli, of Miilh Bros. & Co., Baltimore, is 

at Atlantic City, communing with the wild waves there 
and enjoying himself otherwise. Like lUysses, he took 
precautions against being tenipleil by mermaids and 
other sirens by taking Mrs. Mulh along. 

Prof. II. P. Ilynson. of IIyns..ii. Weslcott & Co., 

found the sessions of the Maryland Ph. A. at Ocean 



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City so arduous that lie deemed it expedient to go on 
a Tacation trip. 

H. B. Gilpin, of Gilpin, I-angdon & Co., is 

making arrangements to go on a protracted trip next 
month, probably to IJurope. 



LOUISIANA. 

The Louisiana Drug Clerk's Assiu-iation is con- 

dufting a vigorous fight against persons praotieing 
pharmacy witEout the requirements of the law, and 
have called the attention of the State board to a num- 
ber of instances where unregistered persons have con- 
pounded prescriptions. Fifty dollars or sixty days was 
the fine imposed in one ease. Another offender will 
bo up for trial next week. The association is deter- 
mined to stamp this evil out. 

The Parker-BlaKe Co., Ltd., wholesale druggists. New 

■Orleans, gave an outing to their employers. Two especially 
chartered coaches, besides a car for edibles and refresh- 
ments, took the happy party out. A delightful day was 
spent at Magnolia, Miss., a beautiful little summer 
resort about eighty-five miles from New Orleans, by 
more than a hundred persons. This firm has thus 
•established a precedent here, which will likely bo fol- 
lowed by other houses. 

At the late meeting of the Louisiana Drug Clerks' 

Association five new members were elected, and eight 
applications for membership were read. 

F. L. Bernius, proprietor at Tulane and Lopez 

streets. New Orleans, has disposed of the business to 
Jule Sangarson. 



MISSOURI. 

The St. Louis Retail Druggists' Society, clerks and 

proprietors, gave a delightful river excursion on the 
steamer Corwin H. Spencer, on the evening of July 
2.J. These excursions are given almost every month, 
and the last one is said to have been the most enjoy- 
able of them all. The boat with about 2,000 druggists 
and their friends went down the Father of Waters 
to Montesane Springs, twenty miles below St. Louis, 
returning at midnight. A vaudeville entertainment and 
band concert on board were among the entertainment 
fe&tures provided. Oh Yes! There was lots of dancing 
too. 

The Cook Avenue pharmacy, Vandeventer and 

Cook avenues, ranking as one of the finest in St. Louis, 
was purchased by George Wagner from Dr. Gideon C. 
Lyda, whose increasing medical practice forced the sale. 

A. A. Flanders, proprietor of Flander.s' pharmacy, 

St. Louis, with his family is taking a Tennessee river 
trip of about two weeks. 

.T. J. Holscher bought out Herman Fischer, at 

Whittier and Easton avenues, St. Louis. 



BARON WILLIAM ERNEST DE BUSH, the 
chemist and head of W. J. Bush & Co., the European 
oil and perfvimes supplies house, who have a branch at 
5 Jones Lane, this city, disappeared from the sleeping 
saloon ear of an express train in England, during the 
temporary absence of his wife, who was Miss Clara 
Pauline Joran, of Freeport. 111. He was picked up un- 
conscious on fSe track and died shortly after without 
speaking. Baron De Bush was born in 1800 and de- 
voted his life to tEe study of chemistry. lie was es- 
pecially well known for his work in odoriferous prin- 
ciples, ethereal substances and the distillations of es- 
sential oils. In 1885 he served as British juror for the 
chemical section at the Antwerp Exhibition. He had a 
similar post in the exposition at Brussels in 1888 and 
1897 and at Edinburgh in 1890. He was created, in 
1S59, a baron of the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, 
and received permission some years later to use the 
title in England. 



AROUND THE GREAT LAKES. 

DRUG CLERKS AGITATE. 

A Set of Resolutions, Augustly Condemning the C. R. 

A., is Later Repudiated by the Drug Clerks' 

Association of Illinois. 

Chicago, in., July 28. — Shortly after the recent 
meeting of the Chicago R. D. A. a series of resolutions 
appeared, purporting to have been issued by the drug 
clerks' association, taking the C. R. D. A. to task for 
not having taken up the cause of the drug clerks with 
sufficient vigor or formally acceded to the demand for 
shorter hours. These resolutions were at once repudi- 
ated by the clerks' association. It is asserted that the 
resolutions were gotten up by I. B. Kronberger, an in- 
fluential member of the drug clerks' association. A 
meeting of the executive committee of the C. R. D. A. 
was held on last Friday at which a committee of the 
clerks' association appeared and formally repudiated 
the Kronberger resolutions, and it is said, promised to 
discipline Kronberger. The resolutions follow: 

Whereas, the C. R. D. A. at their quarterly meet- 
ing repudiated the agreement between its executive 
board and the Drug Clerks' Association of Illinois, 
tending to reduce the hours of labor; 

Whereas, drug clerks being subjected to labor from 
15 to IS hours a day, that such strain and confinement 
is nothing more nor less than slavery and contrary to 
public policy, in the performance of duties called upon, 
affecting the health of every man, woman and child; 

Whereas, tTie Chicago druggists repeatedly have de- 
clared themselves against organized labor, and 

Whereas, many Chicago druggists openly are defy- 
ing the laws regulating the practice of pharmacy and 
child labor, notwithstanding the efforts on the part of 
the board of pharmacy and factoi-y inspectors: 

Be it resolved, that the Drug Clerks' Association 
at once submit to the executive board of the C. R. D. 
A. new articles of agreement, similar to those adopted 
and in full force in Lynn. Mass., reducing the hours of 
labor to 50 hours a week. 

And be it further resolved, that the D. C. A., appeal 
to the Chicago Federation of Labor and all affiliated 
unions for moral support; and that a copy of this reso- 
lution be submitted to the Chicago press for publication. 

These resolutions were sent out with a letter of 
the same nature signed by John J. Sorenson, secretary 
of the D. C. A., urging attendance at the next meeting. 
The meeting was the one at which the resolutions were 
repudiated. 

It is asserted that the resolutions were a flat-footed 
reversal of what did actually take place at the C. R. 
D. A. meeing. "Whereas," No. .3 is a sweeping in- 
dictment of the entire trade and the friendly relations 
between the D. C. A. and the C. R. D. A. were con- 
sideri.bly changed it. 



FROM ILLINOIS. 

Chicago druggists opposed the granting of a charter 

to a new telephone company. The ostensible purpose 
was lo gtt a new company into the field and by com- 
petition reduce the telephone rates; but it was feared 
that a new ordinance would serve to fetter unlimited 
privileges more firmly than ever. The franchise of the 
present company, according to a decision of the Supreme 
court, limits the rental. A new franchise might do 
worse, ,aud probably would not be acceptable to the 



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priinioiorK of n new runipniiy if it dIJ better for ti-le- 
plioiie iisrrti. It in reported tliat there ia little liupe of 
tbe new frniK'liiKf. 

The fiillowiiii; item in fmm a Kreeport paper: "Iloyt 

Bros., who opened n druK store iu the McNnnmra build- 
iiii; n few weekx iiKo. hiive decidinl to ijiilt liiisiness here 
anil are pnrkinK their Htock of Komis, which they will 
ship hack to Chicngo. They found the drug liusini>sK here 
well represented by the old eotablished lirnis. and it 
wax n hard matter for them to get a foothold." 

Charged by the board of pharmacy with keeping a 

drug store without being registered or employing a 
registered pharmacist and with selling medicines with- 
out afTixing proper labels. Dr. N. Rex, 438 Dearborn 
street, was fined a total of $90 on four counts. He 
appealed. 

It. \A . Hull has just opened n handsome new store at 

V-M Sheridan road, t'hicago. Mr. Hull has been con- 
necte<i with several slons, and was manager of !•'. E. 
Stoize s store at Clark and .Xddi.'Jon street. Recently he 
was with J. C liehnke, at Clark and Wriglitwood 
streets. 

The Illinois food inspectors are abroad in Chicago 

sampling soda fountain syrups in drug stores. The re- 
sults of their analyses will be published. They should 
print the good reports as well as the bad, in order to be 
fair to all conrenied. 

About thirty-live druggists and their families from 

Illinois have registered their iutention of going to the 
annual meeting of A. I'll. A. at Mackinac Island. The 
party from CTiicago will start on August 1 via the 
Steamer Manitou. 

It is again rumored that a new wholesale drug 

house will be opened in Chicago. This rumor is periodic 
and recurs every few months. The annual story about 
poisonous germs in soda fountains will be due early in 
September. 

The introductory portion of Mr. Eberts' history, of 

the Chicago drug trade and firms from 1830 
to 1840, will be published in the forthcoming volume 
of the Illinois State Historical Library. 

F. C. I'fiiiley has moved into handsome new quarters 

in the I'rederidi block in IVkin, where he has a neat, 
ul>-to-date store. 

The ilrng store at liardolph, near Macomb, has been 

S4>hl to N. H. Jackson, who has taken possession. 

A. I.. Leviton has bought tlie drug store of S. 

Aronson at Taylor and Loomis streets, Chicago. 

O. G. Rahlfs has succeeded Behrens & Rahlfs at 

615 W«-8t Twelfth street, Chicago. 



MICHIGAN NOTES. 
Young I^insing drug iliTk t.nd best girl, out driv- 
ing, got stranded by lame horse. So the clerk went to 
a fanner and asked for a place to slay all night. The 
farmer asked him if he was a Woodman. The drug 
I'lerk said he was not, but that he was a Mason. The 
old farmer finally consenliMl to let the couple slay. 

Next morning when they departed the far r charged 

the young man $4.M — ,10 cents for the loilgiiig and $4 
for not being n Woodman. 

Hiviiis A KhiKles of .\lnia, havi- l.y niutnal consent 

disHolvc-d parttierHliip, t'haries (t. Rhodes cnnlinuing the 
biisinesH. K. A. Blvins has purchased the II. S. Webb 
store building i.nd sliM-k. Mr. Ilivins setthil in .VInia 
in lSJt.'», hiking charge of the store then owned by ( '. 
K. Mnhon. .Mr. >> ebb will retire from a<-tive biisiiiesH 
on account of ill health and will give alleiiiion to his 
farm. 



The Central and City drug store nines of Manistee 

played a tie game on July 13, with scores of 'M. The 
City team detained to play another inning and the um- 
pire awarded the game to the Centrals. It is reported 
that the errors were as numerous as grains of sand io 
the dunes along the lake. 

F. H. Scott opened a new store on August 1 at 

Battle Cre<-k. in the West end. D. D. Brown is putting 
in new fixtures at the Central store, Kalamazoo. J. C. 
West of Grand Rapids, will build a beautiful home ht 
Fisk lake, near the eastern suburbs of the city. 

"Church's ginger ale. the popular drink." is the 

way Church & Son, the Flint druggists are talking now. 
They have just installed machinery in their Saginaw 
street establishment for making this refreshing drink, 
sometimes known as "belly wash". 

O. J. Parker is again proprietor of the drug store 

(>t Howell, having bought of William A. Iteid his old 
stand there. Mr. Parker has been dispensing drugs and 
medicines in Howell for the last eighteen years. 

The drug store at the corner of Fifth avenue and 

Water street. Bay City, has been reoi)ened and the busi- 
ness will be conduc-ted by Fred V. Wilkin and PhiL A. 
Ralson. under the firm name of Wilkin & Co. 

Bughee & Roxburgh of Traverse City, will more 

into new and more commodious quarters about August 
1 and will be known in the future as tbe Bugbee & 
Roxburg Co., Ltd. 

"Duke" Travis with J. S. Haggart of Owosso, has 

accepted a head clerkship with C. X. Ware at Alpena. 
F. J. Cochean has resigned from the Central drug store. 
Port Huron. 

Sam Robinson of Charlotte, who has been having 

merry whirls with the local optionists of Eaton 
county, has closed up his establishment, and is storing 
his stock. 

Ionia has a firebug, who set a match to a pile of 

oil barrels in the rear of W. R. Cutler's drug store. 
The block was saved and officers are looking sharp for 
the bug. 

The Eckel Drug Co. of Petoskey, has issued a 

handy folder for use of its resort trade, showing the 
times of arrival and departure of the U. S. mails. 

D. P. Pattie of Big Rapids, has gone to the Gibbs* 

drug store at Coral, and L. P. McQuilliu has returned 
to the City drug store at Howard City. 

C. N. Woodworth succeeds to the business of the 

Eaton Drug Co. at 5('>o Cherry street, Grand Rapids, 
t.'\king possession on August 1. 

C. L. Smith, pharmacist at E. S. Peterson's store, 

Decatur, is taking a vacation, with II. W. Andrews ef 
Adrian, taking his place. 

Koontz & Philips of Carson City, have forme<l a 

paniiorsliip and put in a drug stock in the Caldwell 
building at Crystal, 

Will Manning, a pharmacist in Jonesville for the 

Inst fifteen years, ling opened a notion store in that 
village. 

1". A. Avery, formerly with Thompson A: Griee, 

Alli-can. has acti-pled n position in Bay City. 



WISCONSIN. 

.Mbcrt Czerwiiiski. who conducts one of the largest 

drug stores in the Polish district on the South side, 
Milwaukee, last week had three young boys arrested 
on the charge of stealing soila water spoons. Later It 
was discovered that the boys in question were not 
guilty and their jiarents have enteri-d suits for dam- 
ages ngaiiiHt Mr. Czerwinski. All efforts to settle 
the case have proved unsuccessful. 



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The Wisconsin Drug Clerks' Association lield its 

second annual trolley ride and ball on Thursday night 
at Tippecanoe, a suburb just south of Milwaukee. 
Dancing was enjoyed until midnight, Clauder's sex- 
tette furnishing the music. Seventy couple were pres- 
.«nt. The arrangements were in the hands of Joseph 
G, Otteu, George Hartheim and Edward Schmidt, 

A, J, Strauss of Wauwatosa, has accepted the 

management of Billing's pharmacy on Chestnut street. 
Milwaukee. Carl Runkel. formerly of the pharma- 
cal department of the University of Wisconsin, is now 
with the National Distilling Co. Frank J. Janda has 
left MolstP.d's drug store at Rio, for Menominee Falls. 

Yahr & Lange, the Milwaukee wholesale druggists, 

have purchased an Oldsmobile runabout for the use 
■of the city salesmen of their cigar department. The 
paneling of the auto is decorated with advertisements 
of the diflforent brands of cigars for which the company 
acts as distributors. 

C, Russel of Sturgeon Bay, is now with John A, 

Dadd & Son, Milwaukee. Karl Schuri of the Wiscon- 
sin pharmacy, Madison, has accepted a position with 
T, W. Thiesen. who has resigned from the Kradwell- 
Thiesen Drug Co. at Racine, to open a store at She- 
i)oygan. 

Alderman A. Weissenborn has purchased Hilman- 

tal's pharmacy on Fon du Lac avenue, Milwaukee. 
E. H. Cornwell has purchased all outside interests in 
the South ^lilwaukee Drug Co. J. A. Seaton has pur- 
<}hased the interests of Dr. Ennor at Potosi, 
James Hurley succeeds O'Reilly & Hurley at Mer- 
rill. Gold & Natwig have purchased Erickson's store 
nt Soldiers' Grove. L. Kremitz has sold his interest 
in the firm of M. A. Dietz & Co. to M. A. Dletz, 
Milwaukee. 

George Jones, a drug clerk of Milwaukee, was 

arrested for sending improper matter through the mails. 
Arraigned in the district court before Judge Seaman, 
Jones entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced. 

W. A. Runge of Merrill, has become the proprietor 

of the Wausau pharmacy at Third and Washington 
streets, Wausau. Mr. Runge has the reputation of 
being a hustling young man. 



WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI. 



IOWA HEARD FROM. 



OHIO HAPPENINGS. 

A large number of Cleveland druggists expect to 

attend the A. Ph. A. meeting at Mackinac Island. 
Lewis C. Hopp of the Mayell & Hopp Co., president of 
the Ohio Ph. A., is organizing a party to go on the 
D. & C. boat next Saturday morning. He wishes all 
those of Cleveland and vicinity who can join the party 
to send him their names. 

The Ki Ivi Remedy Co., manufacturers of a nerve 

tonic in Cincinnati, with an office at 261 Broadway, 
New York, made an assignment to Bernard 
L. Finkelstein. The liabilities are less than $10,000. 

K. C. T, Schneider, Prospect street. Cleveland, has 

sold his stock and fixtures to Charles Laub, who will 
open a store on Wilson and Payne avenues. 
Benton, Myers & Co,, Cleveland jobbers, are ex- 
tending and enlarging their office building to afford 
room for their increasing business. 

The Cleveland retail druggists will hold their annual 

outing on July 29 at Manhattan Beach. At that time 
the association will elect officers. 

Robinson & Hambley have opened a store in 

Lorain. Mr. Hambley was formerly a clerk in a Cleve- 
land pharmacy. 



Its Annual Ph. A. Meeting, with Nearly Six Hundred 

Druggists in Attendance, Was a 

Big Event. 

Council Bluffs, la., July 28.— Between 500 and 600 
of the 3,000 druggists of Iowa attended the annual 
meeting of the State Ph. A., at Lake Manawa, neai 
this city. The sessions were pronounced the most ea- 
thusiastic ever. The opening session was presided over 
by President Howard S. Baker. Whaley's orchestra 
enlivened the occasion with music and Mayor Morgan 
welcomed the visitors to the city. Frank Gressler of 
Chapin, responded, after which the president delivered 
the annual address. He urged the examination of 
college graduates and the abolishment of the $1 annual 
fee for renewal of registered certificates. 

In the discussion the majority favored the recom- 
mendations. Nebraska druggists present said that Ne- 
braska laws were far more strict than those of Iowa. 

Finally Professor Teeters of the State university, 
who had opposed the measure with regard to examina- 
tions won out with a compromise that: 

"The present pharmacy law be so amended as to 
register graduates only from schools and colleges whose 
course of instruction meets with the requirements of 
the educational section of the A. Ph. A. Such graduate 
to be entitled to registration, shall have had at least 
two years' actual experience in ix drug store, making 
four in all — certified to by the preceptor and bear- 
ing the seal of a notary public. 

"In case such graduate lacks the required drug 
store experience he shall be entitled to an apprentice 
certificate until he has had at least twelve months' 
drug store experience, properly certified by preceptor 
and bearing the seal of a notary public. We further 
recommend that the board of pharmacy make all pos- 
sible effort to secure a place in which to conduct a 
practical laboratory examination." 

The following officers were elected: 

President, Mayor Dell G. Morgan, Council Bluffs; 
first vice-president, George M. Pederson, Harlan; sec- 
ond vice president. J. Lindley, Winfield; third vice- 
president, M. F. Mulian, Pomeroy; secretary, Fletcher 
Howard of Des Moines; treasurer, J. B. Webb, De 
Witt; executive committee. E. B. Tainter, Carroll; F. J. 
Gressler, Chapin; Oscar H, Brown, Council Bluffs. 

Delegates to the N. A. R. D.— E. B. Tainter, Car- 
roll, George M. Pederson, Harlan, Dell G. Morgan, 
Council Bluffs. 

Delegates to ihe A. Ph. A. — Gus Sherling Sioux 
City: F. J. Gressler. Chapin; Fletcher Howard. Des 
Moines: Howard S. Baker, Sioux City; A. A. Lenocker, 
Oakland. 

There were man"- exhibits of drugs by the whole- 
salers. There were trolley rides for the ladies to Man- 
awa and Omaha, besides the ball at the club house and 
reception by the citizens of Council Bluffs. The next 
meeting place was not decided upon but it is thought 
that it will be somewhere in the Eastern pan of the 
State. 

These passed the examination of the board of phar- 



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macy duriiiK the . cuiivj-nlion: I>i>n Wikoff, W. D. 
t'raic. Itiihard Kiiclinry, S. rearliimlKT. F. T. DeWitt, 
J. «•. Harry. Sidney M. Wi-initlH-r, J. U. Eide, I-«* 
Edwards, Frauk Zasti-ra. Joliii L. lii-aiii. Hurry I>. 
Snilinrt, Harry E. Aldrich, Charles J. Welker, D. Fitz- 
j>uirick. Elmer L. St-arr, Oriii B. Wilaon, B. W. Miller 
Ilonry in-liwMisoii. Boy Har^hbnr»:)■r, Ueorgc C Haii- 
M-n. F. W. Stark. Kliui Vr^. ('(■uiicll Bluffs. 

The druggists of Council Bluffs were severely criti- 
cised tbe last day of the meeting liciause, witli one or 
two exceptions, all stores were closed from 1 to C p. m., 
while employers and clerks attended the outing of tbe 
association at Lake Manawa. Many prescriptions, some 
of them urgently needed, were compelled to wait until 
evening. . ^jt.JM 



IOWA'S BIG CLASS OF '03. 

Des Moines, la., July 28. — Iligblaud Park College, 
DesMoines, will turn out this year one of the largest 
classes of pharmacists ever graduated in tbe State. 
The following are the members of the big class of '03: 

Ph. G. — Fred Leslie Ankruui, John Biesuecker, C. 
S. Berrymau, George L. Coleman, Porter C. Cornell, 
Ray Chittick. F. B. Crook, John Elmer De Ford, J. W. 
I>uiilap, G. M. Dunshee, Ernest II. EuBanks, W. A. 
Felker, Theodore L. Grady, John J. Gilsdorf, Howard 
T. Jensen, Wiufred Kinter, William Arnold Kennedy, 
.Vrtbur S. Knudson. Samuel T. Knox, J. B. Lyons, 
Stanley G. Miller, James F. McCreary, Mabel M. Meek- 
er. I'. N. Nysoe, Worth H. Ostrander, John L. Prez- 
ler. Sidney E. Byan, E. M. Bicedorf, Beryl V. Sands, 
Perry G. Sheer. William H. Sturges, J. C. Stickel, O. 
J. Severid. G. T. Simmons, Oscar Tunis Thompson, D. 

E. Tewey. James B. Tonner, J. P. Wingert, J. H. Wicks, 
Claude B. Walthall, Matthew J. Zender, Charles W. 
Botsford. <.'liarles S. Boor, W. V. Ball, George A. Cot- 
ton, T. I. Cavanaugh, E. J. Carr. M. E. Canalan, D. 
A. Dykstra, E. A. Liowniiig, Leroy L>oty J. F. Elgin, 
Joseph AUiert Goodrich. B. S., Otto H. Grauel, J. D. 
Hoffer, Albert William Johnson, James B. Kile, Lewis 
J. King.sbury. C. B. Kain, Joseph E. Lindstrom, Alonzo 
T. McHaffie, B. Mamer. Leroy Monroe, J. H. Musser, 

F. J. Nacke, (ieorge William Pugsley, II. A. Perriton, 
Jwieph G. Koberts, Harlan Unpp. Guy U. Swan. John 
F. Sullivan, H. B. Shereurs, C. Sydness, Walter Stick- 
fort. G. M. Triplet, Willougbby M. Thompson, Ernest 
U. Thomas, Clifton H. Whitleii, Chas. S. Wingate, F. 
L. Wicks, J. F. Yoeman, Frank L. Stoughton. 

Ph. C. — J. Itaymond Chattick, II. U. Ilurlman, 
N. H. Davis. 



HEARD IN IOWA. 

The following pointed speech of Police Judge Sil 

vara of Des Moines, to a pharmacy student who np- 
IM-ared before him and pleaded guilty to being drunk 
B few days ago. caused considerable local comment: 
"You will find that you cannot afford to monkey with 
the li(|Uors that you will be dispeusing to other jwople. 
You had better learn that the Iowa Slati- board has one 
r<-<|uirenieiit which you cannot till and drink li(|Uor. A 
phartnarist munt keep sober because no man bos to have 
a belter head than a mixer of drugs." 

I»e« Moinis drug clerks will organize and affiliate 

with the local Trades and Labor Assembly in the near 
future. No greviance has Is-en suggested in the matter 
of wagen but the clerks are complaining bitterly of long 
lioiirs. The proprietors are ilisponed to grant the de- 
mands and recognize the union. A dnigglsts' club will 
in uU probability lio organixed to protect the interests 
of t-mplojrtM-s but t)iere is no prospect of trouble. 



Webb Sourers, one of Des Moines' oldest druggists, 

has announced that he will disiKJse of bis Sixth avenue 
store and organize u wholesale drug company. T^e 
new house will be known as the Iowa Drug Co., and 
will endeavor to cover Western Iowa, Nebraska and 
North Missouri. Salesmen will be put on the road in 
a few weeks. 

The wholesale drug house of the Harlc-Haas Drug 

Co. at Council Bluffs, has moved into h new building at 
11T,11U and l'2l South Main street, occupying a three 
story and Uasement building with a total floor area of 
30,(.NX» s<iuare feet. Tlie firm was established in 1872 
and has outgrown three previous establishments. 

Alderman E. F. Whitney turned his business OTer 

to tbe clerks this week and spent bis time hurrahing 
for the Des Moines fire company at the Sioux City 
State tournament. Druggist Whitney represents Lee- 
township in the city council and is a member of tbe 
fire committee. lie asks a re-election. 

C. Moncreifs drug store in Muscatine, was recently 

sold to A. G. Besienleliner of Gladbrook. Earl Brinsoa 
has bought the drug store of Charles Dondona at Bay- 
ard. H. C. Ady. a Grundy Center druggist, has retired 
and is succeeded by two young men, Messrs. Ueibarg«r 
& Ladage. 

Druggists of Council Bluffs hare combined and 

raised the price of drinks. Hereafter sundaes will 
cost fifteen instead of ten cents and frozen phosphate* 
have been raised from five to ten. It is said that other 
drinks may also follow the upward trend. 

A number of Des Moines pharmacists have their 

eyes on tbe twelve new towns which are to be opened 
up soon on the Great Western extension betwen Fort 
Dodge and Council Bluffs. Several good country trading 
points will be established. 

^The Wood Drug Co., beaded by I. C. Wood, of 

Logan, has purchased tbe C. L. Carstensen & Co. 
pharmacy at Perry. Manager Sager took charge last 
week. Mr. Wood had formerly been a member of 
Carstensen & Co. 

Reported tliat Kaessler Bros, have opened a new 

drug store at .\nthon. Ray Smith of Waukon, has 
gone into partnership with W. H. Grimm in tbe drug 
business at Traer, and it is now Grimm & Smith. 

Tbe Salem Brug Co., Salem, has given a bill of 

sale. C. Traver & Co. of Stuart, have sold to Lon 
Smith. Frank Wheeler of Conrad, is selling out, and A. 
R. Weaver of Snleni, lias already done so. 

Miss Eda Knllenberg of Carroll, the very popular 

woman pharmacist employed by the E. B. Tainter phar- 
macy for the last five years, was married to S. R. Some- 
land and will reside at Covington, Tenn. 

J. Jennings suceeds J. 11. Wyman at St. Charles. 

S. E. Wlialey & Co. Council Bluffs, have sold to the 
.\llshease f>rug Co. W. W. Townsend has acquired the 
business of T. B. Eslick of Benton. 

II. D. Smith is successor to Wilson & Co. at 

Bradgate. A. W. Cowles, salesman for tbe Des Moines 
Drug Co., is back at work again after a two weeks' 
vacation. 

Tbe Iowa Drug Co. will erect a $.10.00 building 

in Locust street, Des Moines. Reporte<l that J. F. 
Cochrnn will open a drug store at Columbia. 

E. D. Ilully & Co. have bought out W. J. Wood 

& Co. at Elliott. .Nelson & Maren of Guthrie Center, 
are suiveetleil by Charles H. Nelson. 

The Branson Drug Co. suin-eeds C. B. Doudna at 

Bayard. Earl Mranson. formerly of Irwin and Scran- 
ton, will have elinrge of the store. 

C. A. Diddy of U«^lfleld, and .Mrs. Diddy have been 

traveling in Colonido this summer in the bo|>c of bene- 
fitting Mrs. Diddy'* health. 



July 30. 1903] 



NEWS DEPARTMEXT. 



12: 



Ed Dosh of Guthrie Center, is in Colorado. He 

was compelled to take a vacation on account o£ a 
severe attack of hay fever. 

M. E. Sherwin, manager of the Des Moines Drug 

Co., is spending a three weeks' vacation at Lake Min- 
netonka, near Minneapolis. 

John McClusk.v of Glen wood, has moved to Des 

Moines and is working for J. J. L'leh on the Southeast 
side 

H. D. Harle. of the Harle-Hass Drug Co., Council 

Bluffs, is suffering from a slight stroke of paralysis. 
William A. Marean of Guthrie Center, has pur- 
chased the Mrs. I. F Trumbull store at Adair. 

Dr. C. W. Williams has sold his pharmacy at 

Allendale, Missouri, to Dr. W. A. Robertson. 

The Coyne pharmacy at Ames has been sold to 

C. C. Gamble of Knoxville. 

Lon Smith of Lenox, has purchased the C. Traver 

& Co.'s pharmacy at Stuart. 

.John ^\'. Hass of Anthon, has been succeeded by 

Bert Hart. 

May & Parker recently opened a drug store at 

Dubuque. 



OWL SUES SIXTY-FIVE DRUGGISTS. 

San Francisco, July 24. — A test is lo lie lunde in the 
Vnited Stales Court of the legality of a boycott on the 
Owl Drug Co., this city. This company had rut the 
price of proprietary medicines, and the wholesale and re- 
tail druggists united to boycott it. The company now 
sues sixty-five druggists for $5,000 each for damages, 
and. if it succeeds, will also bring criminal suits. 

The complaint declares that all the wholesale drug- 
gists refuse to sell to the Owl company, even when cash 
is tendered. As the articles which the company can't 
buy are manufactured outside of California and im- 
ported by the wholesalers, the complaint is made that 
the monopoly of the drug market created by the combine 
is a conspiracy coiitrary to the Sherman Anti-Trust law. 

The plaintiff seeks to recover $5,000 from each de- 
fendant, but under the law, the court may treble that 
amount if it so wishes. Counsel fees in $2,500 are 
also asked. 



COLORADO'S ANNUAL MEETING. 

Cascade Canon. Colo., July 28. — At the fourteenth 
annual meeting of the State Ph. A. there were present 
about 175 delegates and 150 visitors. These officers 
were elected: President. Qharles Clayton, Denver; 
vice-president. Mr. Love. Fort Collins; secretary. Charles 
E. Ward, Denver; treasurer, S. L. Bresler, Denver; 
local secretary, Dan Y. Wheeler, Denver. 



HAWAirS NEW BOARD OF PHARMACY. 

Honolulu. H. I., July 14. — Governor Sanford B. 
Dole, carrying out the provisions of the pharmacy act 
recently enacted by the legislature of this Territory, 
has appointed as members of t'le board of pharmacy 
Dr. W. L. Moore. H. B. Reedy of the Hobron Drug 
Co., this city, and S. S. Peck, a graduate of the Cali- 
fornia College of Pharmacy and now assistant in 
charge of the Hawaiian sugar planters' experiment 
station. 

The new law requires that the board shall hold at 
least two meetings each year and such additional meet- 
ings for the examination of applicants as may be neces- 
sary. Honolulu is designated as the meeting place. 
The members of the board, which consists of one phy- 
sician and two pharmacists, serve without pay and are 



subject to removal by the Governor for cause. Ap- 
plication for license to practice pharmacy accompanied 
by a fee of $10, must be made to the treasurer of the 
Territory who, in turn, is required to send a written 
request to the board to duly examine the applicant in 
'open meeting" as required by law. On recommenda- 
tion of the board the treasurer then issues a license. 
Licenses may be revoked by the treasurer for "pro- 
fessional misconduct, gross carelessness or manifest 
incapacity on the part of the licensee" and the treas- 
urer's action in such cases is final and not subject to 
appeal or review. The new act contains a number of 
provisions not to be found in the pharmacy laws of the 
older states. 



OBITUARY. 

GEORGE C. STILLSUN of the Stillson-Powell Drug 
Corporation of Xorwalk, Conn., one of the largest drug 
companies of the State, died very suddenly of heart fail- 
ure. Mr. Stillson was in the drug store until a few 
minutes before his death. When the local telegraph 
manager came into the store for a drink of soda Mr. 
Stillson jocularly asked him if he wasn't "afraid of 
dropping dead this kind of weather." Mr. Stillson then 
left for his home, and was sitting on the porch talking 
to a friend when he suddenly lay back in his chair 
and died. He learned the drug business in Detroit when 
a boy. For thirty-two years he conducted the Still- 
son-Powell Corporation of which he was president. 
He was sixty-two years of age. He leaves a widow. 

" ELI M. MAYXARD of Geneva, X. Y., died on 
July 15, aged So years. He was at one time a promi- 
nent merchant and member of the drug firm of Maynard 
& Laning. He was a prominent Republican and had 
been honored by election as coroner of Ontario county 
three times, overseer of the poor and tax collector. 

GEORGE S. BISCHOF died at the family home, 
1008 Main street, Buffalo. Mr. Bischof, for many years 
was associated in the drug business at CG6 Clinton street 
with his brother, Charles T. Bischof. He was 43 years 
old. He was born in Philadelphia, but spent the early 
years of his life in New York City. 

WILLIAM O. GAUDELET, who for a long time 
was prominent as a druggist in Newton, Mass., died 
of cancer, in his fifty-third year. In more recent years 
he had been engaged in the manufacture of pocket- 
books. His wife and four daughters survive. 



MRS. GEORGE A. KIMBALL, the widow of a 
former leading and well-known druggist in Haverhill, 
Mass., is dead, after a long illness. 



NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 
SCHOOL OF PHARMACY . . . 

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY BUILDINO, CHICAGO. 
Unsuipassed New Equlpmeat Seven Laboratories. 

Twelve Teachers. Tborougb Courses. 

NEXT TERM BEGINS SEPT. 7, 1903. 

Address loqulries to 

PROF. OSCAR OLDBERG, 87 Ltke St., Chicago. 



13S 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



[July 30, 1903 



ONE MOMENT. PLEASE! 

Vnii may l,i\.- ..\ .■ri..,.ki-.l >i>iii.- <•( (lie folluwiag 
Eo<kI tliiiiu'f nilv.Ttisi'd in Inst wi'ok's issue: 

• fI.ASS SYICINliES.^ — Spifial low prices may be 
s<>i-iir<Ml upon Kla.Hs HyriiiKox, luodiciue droppers and 
liomeopntliic vials by corresponding with the Chesa- 
peake tilnss Co., 117-121 Mercer St., Baltioiore, Md. 

TWEEZEUS.— The Coe Mfg. Co., 50 Warren St., 
New York, will mail, upon request, a catalogue show- 
ing nssorlinents of their "Perfect Point" Tweezers 
which they claim are the only kind made with ground 
points. 

THYCALOT-. — The standard mouth wash antiseptic 
Bade at the Elwin Laboratory, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 
which is said to be used and prescril>ed by dentists, 
physicians and trained nurses everywhere. It retails 
at r>Oc. and l.tJO- Write for literature. 

H.VIK BlfL'SHES.— Solid block, waterproof hair 
brushes, the kind that look and wear well, made by the 
Grand Rapids Brush Co., Grand Rapids, Mich. 

LABELS A.ND PAPER BOXES.— David Heston 
& Sons, Frankford, Philadelphia, solicit correspondence. 
This firm have been long and favorably known to the 
trade. 

PVRE CASTILE SOAP.— The La Primera brand 
made by the Home Soap Co., 68-70 Clarkson St., this 
city, is a pure olive oil castile soap which is marketed 
in ten-cent bar cuts packed 180 in a box, each bar in a 
red and yellow carton. 

TABLETS.— The Paine Chemical Co.. Rochester, 
N. Y., make a full line of standard tablets and tablet 
triturates. Note their adv, on inside of front cover. 

BOTTLE STOPPERS.— An absolutely air-tight 
bottle stopper called the "Perfection" is made by the 
Perfection Bottle Stopper Co., 200 Clark St., Chicago. 
It ought to be a very useful article in any drug store, 
and a first-class seller. Y'our jobber has them. 

PrSIIKrUO AND COLD PUSH.- Two excellent 
remedies which Dr. Chas. A. Pusheck, 1019 Diversey 
Blvd., Chicago, III., is advertising very extensively 
in both German and English papers. See his adv. on 
inside of back cover. 

VERNAL SAW PALMETTO BERRY WINE.— 
Made by the Vernal Remedy Co., 101-107 Seneca St., 
Buffalo. N. Y., who are pushing it in every way. They 
want to moke you a proposition. Write to them today. 

STEEL PL'RNITIRE.— A 100:5 product of the 
Yesbera Mfg. Co., Toledo. O., made of Half Oval Steel, 
elegantly finished in nickel or copper, cleanly, handsome, 
noiseless ami lasting. Cuts may be seen on page 10. 
This firm send samples at their own expense. 

VENDING .MACHINES.— The Apex Vending Ma- 
chine is something new and attractive. It vends choco- 
late, chewing gum and sailed peanuts in fancy penny 
packages, and yields a net profit of more than 100 per 
rent, wiihuut taking any of your own or your clerk's 
time. Write to the Curtiss-Willinnis Co., Chicago, 111., 
"De|it. !■;.", f.ir a descriptive circular. 



Angostura Bitters as a Trademark. 
.\ ili'.-isi.iii in the pr.icei-ilings undiTti.ken by Dr. .1. 
G. B. Sicgi-rt iinrl .*<..ns. Triuidail, P.. W. I., nianufinlur- 
pr» of .Vng'istura Billcrs, (o stop the sale of ilie article 
fillegi'^l to be put up frauiliili>ntly by C. W. .VbbotI A; C... 
Baltimore, in early expei'li'd. In the several casi-s the 
■'omphiinani company has insiituied to protect its trade- 

mark riglit>. it ilenlioiis have bii-n upheld. In it« 

••aw agaiiiNt A. Bauer A: Co., the defendants nllegeil that 
they uaeil an prineipnl liiKredient nngosiura bark ami. 
llMT.-fnre. the name de»crllie.l their billers. The 4-ourt 
• l.ri.l.-il, h<iwp\er, thai all arlicle not shown to pn<i<.esil 
iio-<li. iiial virluen or to be the main iiigreilietit of the 



finishinl pnxluct from which the latter derived Its char* 
acteristics, could not lje used as a pretext for Infringing 
a Well-known trademark. 

In the case against .\. & B. Goodman of Memphis 
the defendants claimed the words could not be exclusive- 
ly appropriated on account of their descriptive and geo- 
graphical significance. The court, however, decided that 
Messrs. Siegert & Sons were the exclusive ownera of 
the trade name ".Angostura Bitters," and granted them 
an injunction against the defendant company. Another 
interesting decision on this pi>int was also rendered last 
month by Judge Kohlsaat in the I'. S. Court. Chicago, 
on a motion for a preliminary injunction brought by the 
Siegertg against Andrew Mr.Vnsh and others. 

The 20 Mule Team Brand of Borax. 
The value of borax as a detergent and disinfectant 
has long been recognized by the better informed class of 
people, but in the last few years the masses have come 
to know it as a hygienic necessity in the home. It is 
□sed for the toilet, in the nursery, in the kitchen, in 
general household work, and in the sick-room: in the 
latter case it is vitally necessary that it be strictly 
pure. Owing to the large demand for borax at the 
present time, there is a considerable quantity of the 
adulterated article on the market, and it is necessary 
for the retail druggist to test the borax he stocks unless 
lie is sure of the source. The Pacific Coast Borax Co. 
are selling immense quantities of their 20-Mule Team 
Brand of chemically pure Powdere<l Borax for the 
simple reasons that druggists know it is pure withoat 
testing it, and it is well advertised. This firm have 
offices at New York. Chicago and San Francisco. They 
are supplying handsome window displays and pam.- 
phlets for distribution. If you haven't the 20-Mule 
Team Brand in stock, better write for particulars to- 
day. 

Druggists' Rings. 
We wish to call the attcniion of our readers to the 
advertisement of our old friends, the J. Arthur Co., 
18-20 Colonial .\^rcade, Cleveland. Ohio, on page 21 of 
this issue. This firm are offering druggists' rings made 
of sterling silver, oxidized, with rnby or emerald eyes, 
at the exceptionallv low price of $2.50. which they will 
send prepaid to any address upon receipt of the price. 

HARRY WOOD, aged 37, Council Bluffs. la., fell 
from the fourth story window of the Richardson Drug 
Co.s building, Omaha, and died while being taken to 
the hospital. His neck was broken. No one knows how 
the accident occurred as Wood was alone in the whole- 
ale liquor department of which he was the manager. 
But it is supposed that he climbed onto the window sill 
for the purpose of closing the window. Wood had been 
in the emiiloy of the company for fifteen years, but had 
been in charge of the liquor department only two years. 

Dr. David Kennedy's 

NEW MEDICINES. 

P..r Por^n 

CALCURA SOLVENT »6 00 

CALCURA PLASTERS SCO 

CALCUHA TILLS 1.00 

EPDERMI SOAP J.CO 

rxEMALirrz c:xt:^st «.:d 

CS. KENNEDY'S TONIC (n«nilllM) 1.0} 

COUOHLINE SYRUP «.00 

nroEcuHA OIL «.:3 

CCCCLINE BALM l.tO 

Eimploi, countar «d«i>rtli>ni and ■•-Inriow tfltpUy* pniTld«d. 
Addr-^ti Ibo mauufacturvrs, 

THE CALCURA CO.. 

Dr. Konnndr Bow, BuNDOtlT, M. T. 



Tilly 30, 1903] 



NEWS DEPARTMENT. 



.1-^9 



PATENTS, TRADE MARKS. ETC. 




r^^^i^s 



rsv/7/ 



r^^d(^s 



734.030. 

734,039.- 
734,063.- 
734,177. 



734.213.- 
734,329. 
734,323.- 
734,325.- 

731,459.- 
734,4SG.- 



PATENTS. 

Issued July 21, 1903. 

-Frank S. Young, Norristown, Pa. Process 
of producing magnesium and calcium carbon- 
ates. 

-Louis Brand, Los Angeles, Cal. Non-refiUable 
bottle. 

-John G. Hauek, Columbus, Ohio. Bottle-wfish- 
ing machine. 

-.Toseph \. Hull, Brooklyn, N. Y., 
assignor to Harry C. Blye, New York, N. Y. 
Safety-closure for bottles or jars. 

-Albert T. Otto, New Y'ork. N. Y., assignor to 
Harry T. Blye, New York, N. Y. Bottle- 
stopper. 

-Joshua Barnes, Smithtown Branch, N. \. 
Hot-wator bag. 

-Frank M. Pratt. Decatur. 111. Process of ex- 
tracting oil from cotton-seed. 

-William Harrison, Kedbouse, W. Ya. Bottle- 
closure. 

-Otto Hess. Hochst-on-the-Main. Germany, as- 
signor to Farbwerke, yorm, Meister, Lucius & 
Bruning. Hochst-on-tlie-Main, Germany, a 
corporation of Germany. Green anthraquinone 
dye and process of making same. 

-George H. Gillette. Xew York, N. Y'., assign- 
or to Aluminum Bottle Cap Company, a cor- 
poration of Maine. Bottle-sealing device. 

-Thatcher. P. Wilson, Easthaven. Conn., as- 
signor of two-thirds to Jacob P. Goodhart, 
New Haven, Conn. Water-still. 



TRADE-MARKS. 



Registered July 21, 1903. 

40.7S7. — Quinine and cantharides hair-tonic. Weaver's 
Pharmacy, Phillipsbnrg, N. J., and Easton, 
Pa. The representation of the body of a lion, 
etc. 

40.7SS.— Tonic. Guiseppo Cifro. Hoboken, N. J. The 
representation of a pestle and mortar having 
the initials "G. C." arranged in a monogram 
thereon, etc. 

40.789. — Tonic. .Joseph Sahlmark, Ludinglon. Mich. 
The word "Alphoseo." 

40.700.— Diuretics. Nelson. Raker & Co.. Detroit, 
Mich. The liyphenated word "Ze-an." 

40.791. — Curative oil for certain named diseases. .\I- 
plionzo Marble. Penn Ynn. N. Y. A bust por- 
trait of the registrant with his autograph sig- 
iiaturp arranged fhereacross. 

40.792. — Remedies for blood and skin diseases. Charles 
P.. Knox. Johnstown, X. Y. The word "Spim". 



40,793. — Blood and nerve remedies. The Powers Man- 
ufacturing Company, Philadelphia, Pa. A 
monogram composed of the letters "H", "M" 
"C". and "O" inclosed by a sylvan wreath. 

411.796. — Chemical combination of double salt of lithium 
and sodium. Lith-Alkin Chemical Company, 
Pierre. S. D. A shield associated with the 
words "Lith-Alkin 'Wells' ". 



LABELS. 



Registered July 21, 1903. 
10,196.— Title: "Kola Colcry and Pepsin." (For Kola 

Tonic Wine). Edward J. Cobean, Toronto, 

Canada. 
10.198.— Title: "Colcin." (For medicine). Benajah T. 

Davis. Huntington, W. Va. 
10^199.— Title: "Shawmut Sure Cure for Rheuma- 
tism." (For medicine). H. N. Burch & Co., 

Perr.v, N. Y. 
10,200. — Title: "Keynon's Wonderful Spasmodic Colie 

Cure for Beasts'". (For medicine). W. D. 

Keynon, Bosworth, Mo. 



PRINTS. 

Registered July 21, 1903. 

769. — Title: "Erdman's German Herb Cure." (For 

medicine). P^rdman & Co., Philadelphia. Pa. 
770. — Title: "Nu-lectric' (For medicine). Nu-lectric 
Chemical Co.. Nanticoke. Pa. 



A Valuable Curative Dietetic Article. 
Kuniy.ss is prepared by the action of various fer- 
ments on milk, and when correctly made, it possesses 
an undoubted value in all debilitating dieascs. In tli© 
last few years many poor brands of Kumyss have been 
placed upon the market, so many of them, in fact, that 
the physician and the ordinary layman have begun to 
lose faith in the value of Kumyss as a curative 
dietetic article. This state of aff.'iirs should not 
exist. Good Kumyss is one of the most 

valuable remedies in digeslive disturbances, nnd also 
rapidly increases body-weight after disease. The good 
name of Knmyss should therefore be protected, and this 
can easily be done by selling and using Brush's Kum.vss, 
a 'licproughiy reliable article and one which may always 
bo depended upon. The New York depot for Brush's 
Kuniyss is at 217 W. 123rd St.. telephone 6.19 Jlorning- 
side. If you have .'lUV trouble in securing what you 
want, drop a line to Dr. R. F. Brush, Mount Vernon. 
N. Y.. and your wants will have ininiediate attention. 






.T^VANCES IN PRICES OF MORPHINE 
vtlRTHER ADVANCtb in r 
FUKlMt" QUININE. 

..I'HM— •«»*""""' '" "i ^ forf-.K I markets have 

aixl *:'•'";" •V.i.i.;,,,. niitU-t iiii'l .1'^". *>/.-. 0-. ^„r if, per 



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S^'-At. for vA'-r ^o»«- ""•' *•'•"''"•• 



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THE AMERICAN PHAEMACETTTICAL ASSOCIATION. 

The association which represents the professional 
side of American pharmacy is now in session at 
Mackinac Island. The attendance is probably not 
disappointing to the veterans who have seen many 
' similar gatherings, but when we consider that this 
body is practically the only one in the country con- 
cerned with the promotion of the scientific side of 
the calling, the comparatively small representation 
of the thousands of persons financially interested in 
the calling is not gratifying. Perhaps many others 
would have attended if tiniie and the essential for 
traveling expenses were not so wofully scarce, still 
we feel that a very much larger number of druggists 
could attend these meetings if they were sufficiently 
interested. There is at present a tendency to look 
upon the professional side of pharmacy as a more or 
less ornamental feature of the drug business, and to 
connect such meetings as that now assembled with 
the luxuries and refinements of life. In our opinion 
the importance of these matters in the every day life 
of the pharmacist is greatly underestimated. If the 
science of dispensing is of no practical importance 
why insist upon education and examinations? 

■THE HIGHER AIMS." 

The Western Pennsylvania Retail Druggist— this 
sprightly publication would be quoted much more 
frequently if its name were a little less formidable — 
thinks that we are in this column inclined to appeal 
to the "higher aims" prematurely. It says in effect 
that the higher aims should wait until more impor- 
tant matters are attended to, and quotes Mr. Bode- 

niann's famous remark, "To H with raising the 

standard when we can't raise a living." This re- 
mark is characteristically picturesque and forceful, 
and it contains a very large element of truth, but we 
doubt very much whether its author intended that its 
principle should be applied indiscriminately. .As a doc- 
trine for the edification of the young, it is distinctly 
dangerous. It would be a sad world if the pursuit of 
all ideals and higher aspirations were put off until all 
the bodily wants are satisfied. Besides, we have al- 
ways had a notion that "the standard" and living 
returns were related in some way. .\s a rule, the 
liigher the intellectual qualifications and the popular 



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esteem oi a profession the itiorc comfortable the re- 
muneration. We still think that the hard cash prin- 
ciple is being overworked. We believe that 'higher 
aims" and the "standard" might be made to pay good 
dividends. 

MOBE ABOUT THE NATIONAL BUREAU OF MEDICINES AND 
FOOOB. 

We print upon anuthir page two letters in which 
arc presented certain amendments to the plans re- 
cently proposed for the formation of a national bu- 
reau lor the control of manufactured foods and medi- 
cines. The purposes of the amendments arc to re- 
move all suspicion of commercialism from this 
gratuitous governing body, and to turn over some or 
all of its duties to a department of the U. S. Govern- 
ment. All of which is very sensible and very com- 
mendable in every way. but it is difficult to see how 
this can render the proposal a particle more accept- 
able to the reluctant manufacturer than it was before. 
The producers of prepared solids and liquids intended 
to be applied to the internal economy of mankind art 
still blandly invited to come in and have their affairs 
regulated to meet the ethical standards of a body of 
gentlemen whose interests are purely humanitarian. 
Humanity and profits are not always closely related 
— more is the pity — and the average manufacturer 
being frankly out for profits, it seems a bit unreason- 
able to expect him to enter into an arrangement 
which might seriously interfere with the pursuit of 
margins. Everyone not financially interested will 
gladly admit that the manufacture of foods and medi- 
cines should be governed in some way, so as to pre- 
vent the practice of fraud upon a helpless public. 
There is no question of the desirability of such regu- 
lation, but the great difficulty is. how. If the manu- 
facturing interests of the country have successfully 
resisted all attempts at legal restriction for fifteen 
years, it would seem to be a waste of time to try to 
accomplish the same desirable end by means of a body 
absolutely without authority of any kind. The regu- 
lation of great industries is, moreover, purely a gov- 
ernment function which can not be lightly assumed 
even by national associations. Instead of devising 
plans and methods which involve such great responsi- 
bilities, it seems to us far more profitable to follow 
the line of action suggested in amendment .\ in the 
letter to Dr. Wiley: To devote all the combined en- 
ergies of the pharmacists and physicians of the 
country "to secure the enactment of a pure food and 
drug bill such as was pending before the last 
Congress " 

ENTEKFRISINO CLERKS. 

The organization of drug clerks into associations 
separate and distinct fronv druggists' societies goes 
bravely on in spite of vigorous protests and frequent 
explanations that the interests of the pharmacist 
and his clerk are identical. Perhaps the proprietor 
and his employe are e(|ually interested in the advance- 
1... >,i ,.f pharmacy as a profession, but in other ways 
• always true that "what is good for the drug- 
lUo good for his clerk," and no one is better 
... .|;..ii.-ited with this fact than the clerk. Whether 
tlir 'Irug clerk is in any greater need of protection 
than Ills employer is an open ijuestion, but at any rate 



he has recently shown an carncstnest in organiza- 
tions and a vigor in presenting his demands that 
might serve his superior as a wholesome example. 
One of the most ambitious of these associations of 
young pharmacists is the Minnesota Retail Drug 
Clerks' Association. This society was formed less 
than two years ago, and in a handsome souvenir 
booklet recently issued we find the courageous state- 
ment, "We e.xpect to enroll every drug clerk in the 
State by the beginning of next year." What State 
pharmaceutical association has similar hopes and ex- 
pectations? The members of this clerks' association 
are organized for mutual and social protection, they 
admit to their ranks only registered pharmacists and 
they are not affiliated with labor unions. One of the 
most important of the society's many activities is 
assistance in enforcing the State pharmacy law. This 
is accomplished in an interesting manner. Violations 
of the law requiring the employment of registered 
men are cautiously investigated by secret committees 
of single members selected and appointed by the 
president. The evidence thus obtained is put in order 
and turned over to the board of pharmacy. The 
clerks are not upholding the law from purely unself- 
ish motives. They derive very substantial benefits 
from the convictions. A druggist is. for example, 
convicted of leaving his store in charge of an un- 
registered man. He is promptly fined, and to avoid 
a recurrence of the disagreeable experience he im- 
mediately sets about securing a properly registered 
clerk. The result is. a new vacancy to be filled by 
the clerks' employment bureau, greater demand and 
higher wages. During the last year twenty-one 
positions have thus been rendered available. It is 
quite evident that the next generation of Minnesota 
druggists will be thoroughly alive to the benefits of 
org.Tnlzp.lion. 

CIVILIZATION AND ORGANIZATION. 

The Minnesota drug clerks have enjoyed their 
association only a short time and are naturally en- 
thusiastic believers in the benefits to be derived from 
organization. There are also in the ranks evidences 
of remarkable powers of clear thought. A statement 
in their souvenir pamphlet is so suggestive that it 
calls for comment. .After calling attention to the per- 
fection of modern organization, the writer says, "In 
fact, one might say, civilization is organization." In 
the sense that both involve the subordination of the 
immediate desires of the individual to the good of 
the many, this statement is no doubt true. There is. 
however, a marked distinction between civilization 
and voluntary association of individuals with similar 
interests. The civilized man bends his neck to She 
yoke of law and social custom because he is com- 
pelled to do so, while the member of a modern 
association lends his support to his organixation 
consciously, voluntarily. In the growth of modem 
social conditions men have exerted themselves in the 
interests of humanity ntainly because they were forced 
to do so by stress of circumstances or superior power, 
and still the aggregate of good to the many has been 
very large. It is reasonable to suppose that if every 
individual member of society realized fully that his 
efTiirls were directed toward a difinite advantage to 
himself, and consciously exerted his energies to that 



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cnil, the net result might be much more considerable. 
This is the dream of the socialists and an actual 
possibility in modern industrial organization. The 
members know what they are working for, and know 
what they expect to gain bv concerted action. If 
civilization has done much for humanity, conscious, 
voluntary organization may do as much and more. 

WHAT CAN A POOR DRUGGIST D01 

Our neighbor, the Druggists' Circular, spreads 
nearly two columms of alarm about a couple of curi- 
ous decisions rendered by anti-alcoholic judges. 
These legal lights proceed upon the principle that 
whatever is capable of producing intoxication is to be 
utterly condemned, and refuse to recognize any dis- 
tinction between an alcoholic mixture used as a bev- 
erage and one employed as a medicine. One of the 
■cases which have caused all this trepidation is that 
■concerning malt extracts, recently declared by the 
Supreme Court of Ohio to be intoxicating beverages 
and to be sold only by dealers who have paid the reg- 
■ular liquor tax. The other decisions are from Maine 
judges who class such remedies as beef, iron and 
wine and Jamaica ginger with into.xicating liquors. 
One judge held that the only questions at issue were 
whether the liquors were intoxicating and whether 
they were offered for sale. Our esteemed neighbor 
states that if this opinio'n is upheld any druggist 
^'who keeps, sells, gives away or otherwise disposes 
■of any one of a numerous class of articles he now 
■deals in, will be subject to the penalties of the liquor 
laws of all prohibition States and all regions where 
local option obtains." This is all very true, but "if" 
is one of the largest words in the dictionary. To 
prohibit the sale of all essences, tinctures and fluid 
extracts is not the intent of any prohibitory liquor 
law, and we feel certain that these interpretations 
will never receive such sweeping application. A law 
or an interpretation of a law without a strong back- 
ing of public sentiment is of small account, and we 
liave sufficient confidence in the good sense of the 
people to have no fears about the final result. People 
all need medicine occasionallv, and they will take 
■good care that the druggist who supplies these neces- 
saries will not be "cast into outer darkness." It will 
te a long time before the druggist finds himself com- 
pelled to limit his sales to tablets and vinegar bitters. 

A SUGGESTION FOR ADVERTISERS. 

An incident which recently occurred in Boston 
■suggests an infallible scheme for thrusting wares upon 
the attention of the public. It might be a little diffi- 
cult to apply it successfully in some cases, but it is 
certainly worthy of the attention of advertisers of the 
boundless-enterprise sort. A large express wagon 
laden with cases of a tonic of world-wide fame and 
bearing its name conspicuously emblazoned on the 
boxes, "got stuck" on a railway track. The team was 
disabled by a trolley car and blocked all car traffic for 
a long time. Meanwhile the passengers in the stalled 
cars made many remarks unfit for pitblication. and 
the tonic came in for much comment. The impatient 
passengers swapped opinions regarding its merits, 
and before the line of cars resumed their customary 
whir the panacea had received some of the most ex- 
cellent advertising imaginable. 





F. C. SAVAGE. 

Mr. Savage was born in Talis — Illinois — in the first 
year of the War of t\\r Itclu'llion. His tir.st manual 
labor was in 'a Govcriiiiii'iit lilacksmith shop in Mis- 
sonri. Then he was a srlidollioy in Texas, a ranchman 
in the Chickasaw Nation Icrritory, a liisli school grad- 
u:ilo in Arkansas ami a liciiiMlict tlii'rc also, marrying 
llio ilaiiKlitcr of .Iiid^'c William llMiitcr. Then lie tried 
lihariiiacy, in llackcit, .Vrk., and politics, serving three 
terms as a republican city clerk in a democratic com- 
munity. In Hartshorne, I. T., we now tind him. He 
was vice-president of the Territorial Ph. A. in 1902 
and now is president. 






THE NATIONAL BUREAU OF FOOD AND 
MEDICINES. 

Xew York, July 30. 1903. 

To the Editor: — I was formerly very much inter- 
ested in the idea of a National Bureau of Medicines 
and Foods to control the manufacture of foods and 
medicines, with a view of preventing fraud and danger- 
ous ingredients without that fact being made known 
plainly on the label. In other words I have always 
liclieved that goods should stand on their merits and 
that the label should always plainly indicate the exact 
composition of the product in the package. 

.•Vfter the committee formulated their plans I was 
opposed to it because I believed that several ideas 
wliich they advanced were not judicious, and I have 
unhesitatingly opposed the proposed bureau, possibly 
without having carefully considered the fact that anj' 
error could be eliminated before the organization went 
into effect. 

Since the meeting of the American Medical Asso- 
ciation in New Orleans last May I have been con- 
ferring with Dr. Wiley, chief of the United States 
Bureau of Chemistry and I am convinced that cer- 
tain amendments which he has suggested to the com- 
mittee are good and that if they are adopted the pro- 
posed bureau would have the support not only of the 



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[Aiipust C. 1903 




INTERIOR OF CARLTON C. SMITHS 
Like men. tlicre arc ilriii: stores that stand at Ilip 
lii'a<l. Such n one is rcprodiiceil on this paK**- It arose 
from the ashes of tlie ohi ('. I'. Kinselhi store, which 
was swept away in the (treat I'aterson tire, two yeiirs 
aKO. The new store heh)ii(;s to Carlton ('. Smith, who 
e!inihe<l frum tlie position of ch-rk in Mr. Kinselhi's em- 
ploy to )ie his manager and then liis sueeessor. 

The store was liuilt after Mr, Smith's ideas. He 
says it is full of "cranks." The fittings are richly ddrk. 
the onyx, niarhle and silver fountain is heavily mir- 
rored, und the soda inciilentals are of silver and cut 
class. Alone the side are store and stock rooms, bi- 



PHARMACY, PATERSON, NEW JERSEY. 

cycle room, nicht clerks' room and toilet rooms for 
ladies, the latter an innovation. A liiK i-tdlar, contains 
several vaults. 

Mr. Sniith lias the largest force of clerks with one 
possihie exception— I'etty of Newark — in New Jersey. 
The store ac-iiuinil an enviable name uniler Mr. Kin- 
sella's ownership and the present niatuiKeinent is cnl- 
c-ulated to keep it intact. \Ir. Smith's nianacer is Mr. 
Emerson. Mr. Sniith is leaning on the end of the 
i-ounter at the l.'ft, just to the left of the tall man with 
a hat <ai. and Mr, Kmerson is behind Mr. Smith. liotli 
are bareheaded. 



medical profes.'iion but of pharmacist.s and legitimate 
food manufacturers and that the medical and phar- 
maceutical press should sustain their cflForts. 

I enclose a copy of a letter which I wrote to Dr. 
Wiley on July 24 and it shows in brief that the com- 
mittee is now in harmony with Dr. Wiley and with 
those of us who have endeavurcd during the past 
few years to sustain the admirable work he has been 
doinii in this line. 

You may possibly see fit to publish these com- 
municatioiis as it will be a further contribution to the 
subject which has been discussed so admirably recently 
by Dr. Rusby and your editor in the columns of the 

c c. fitr:. 

The Letter to Dr. Wiley. 

My Dear Dr. Wiley:— I wish to thank you for your 
very clear letter in reference to the proposed National 
Bureau of .Medicines and Foods. Since I received 
your letter I have had the pleasure of discussing the 
matter at length with Dr. P. M. Jones and I am con- 
vincecl that the committee having the matter in hand 
agrees to the essential points suggested by you and I 
will say that I fully endorse them as follows: 

A. The .\merican Meilical .Association and the 
.American Pharmaceutical Associati(m in conjunction 
with the contmittee to make an earnest efTorl to 
•.ecure the enactment of a pure food and drug bill 
such a< was pending before the last Congress. 

U The bureau to accept the standards for foods 
as hxrd under the law by the Department of .Agri- 
culture and that any further standards so fixnl shall 
in nil case^ harmoni/e with the w<irk of your depart- 
ntrnt. 



C. That the bureau, if organized, shall be free 
from the objections that would pertain to a commer- 
cial enterprise. 

I understand from Dr. Jones that the committee 
will fully endorse the above amendments to their 
proposition. Such being the case the proposed bu- 
reau will have my hearty endorsement and I will do 
all in my power to assist the committee in perfecting 
their iilans. 

The subject of some method of controlling the 
n>anufaclure of foods and medicines in such a way as 
to prevent frau<l. has had the support of practically 
every thoughtful sanitarian and humanitarian in this 
countrv lor many years. Fiul it goes without saying 
that while many have theorized you have acted, and I 
would consider any effort to work without your sup- 
port an<l co-operation as worse than useless, because 
I might in a degree destroy the very important work 
you have built up alter so many '-ears of conscientious 
and ceaseless industry. 

I am very glad indeed to see llwt everything now 
looks favorable to a consummation of some plan of 
harmonious action between the proposed bureau and 
your department. The (piesiion of this proposed bu- 
reau of medicines and foods is by no means a simple 
one and I trust that the opposition I have recently ex- 
pressed to it will be understood to have been 10 cer- 
tain features which are now eliminated: as it now 
stands, it is all right and should have the support of 
every physician, manufacturing pharmacists and drug- 
gists in the country, for, if these professions hold to- 
gether, they can overcame any opposition which may 
arise from interested parties \vho prefer fraudulent 
to honest methods of business. 



August 6, 1908] 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA 




THE CUHB PHILOSOPHER DISCOVERS A FEW MORE FAULTS. 



"Got back safely, I se^!" 

"Why slioukln't I?" snapped the C. P. 

"Tut, tut!" said the druggist. "Your trip doesn't 
seem to have agreed with you. What's the matter?" 

"Trip was all right." returned the sage examining 
the tip of his sun-burnt nose with a pocket mirror. 
"But I didn't have the time I expected to have." 

"Of course — of course! Nobody ever does. It's 
yourself that is always moralizing about the illusions 
that continually attract and disappoint mankind. You 
can't expect to find things exactly as you expect them 
to — to — " 

"Ha! A fine paradox you've got yourself into. 
But I know what you mean. No, no! That's not the 
trouble." 

"Didn't the fish bite at all?" 

"Mighty poor fishing of the kind I was after! You 
see, it's like this. I. as general critic of the pharma- 
ceutical world, am really interested in the calling. 
I hoped to exchange views with druggists in different 
towns on the broad, big questions of the day." 

"That ought to be easy enough at this season. 
Wouldn't they talk?" 

"Talked freely enough about politics and baseball, 
and horse racing and religion, but when it came to 
pharmacy, they'd look bored and change the subject." 

"Perhaps you tried to do all the talking yourself," 
suggested the druggist. 

"I don't know." said he sage reproachfully. "It 
might be, but I was very careful. Of course I had to 
do some talking of the corkscrew sort, but they ought 
to be used to that. I tried all sorts of ways to worm 
an opinion out of some sleek-looking chaps. They 
didn't seem to care a rap about the past, present or 
future of the calling that gave them a good living. 
Supreme indifference was the rule. In some cases, 
after I had cut my way into the attention of the drug 
man with a cold-chisel, so to speak. I found nothing 
there. Never seemed to have had any thoughts on 
the subjects that interest me. One chap — seemed to 
be fairly prosperous too— thought the A. Ph. A. had 
something to do with the Chinese in San Francisco. 
Another had never heard of the educational standard — 
wanted to know what was the use of educating the 
druggist anyway; after he had his certificate he was 
all right." 

".■\bout that time you looked bored." 

"I felt like educating that fellow with a brick. 
Then I tried to find out about the pharmacy laws. 
'Yes.' said a leading citizen druggist, there is a 
law in this State. It's a good one too, they say.' 
'Well.' what about it?' said I. 'Oh. I dare sav. it's — 
it's all right. .\sk old man So-and-So. He' knows 
about those things.' " 

"A law-abiding citizen need not trouble himself 
about laws, you know!" 

"I can't say that the druggist I am talking about is 
so all-fired law-abiding, either. But he didn't care a 
hang about it." 

"He must have been a commercial pharmacist. 
The law didn't directly touch his profits. Did you try 
him on the N. .\. R. D.'" 

"Yes, he had heard about that. Said an organizer 
had been around and fixed up a schedule." 

"Did he live up to it?" 

"Oh. yes! He had even paid his dues. But he 
wasn't particularly interested. He had never heard 
about the working of the plans in other places. I 
asked him what he would do if some one were to be- 
gin cutting. He said he didn't know — nobody did cut 
so what was the use of bothering about it." 

"I say! He had you there, you know. What earthly 



good docs it do you, for instance, to bother about all 
these things?" 

"Suppose everybody were to think that way! 
Where would pharmacy be then? What would become 
of the thing, if everybody were to leave everything 
to drift along? How long do you suppose it would 
take the pharmacist's jiatural enemies to gobble his 
little all?" 

"Why didn't you fire those questions at the chap 
you've been speaking about?'' 

"I did. He said that there were plenty of cranks 
to attend to those things." 

"Something of a humorist too. eh?" 

"Perhaps he was. Measly kind of a joke anyhow! 
I spoke about some of the odd things that happen in 
the drug line and are snapped up by the journals." 

"Missed your point of view?' 

"Possibly! He didn't read any journals. I in- 
quired about the drug papers that came to the store." 

"Didn't approve of your favorite. I suppose." 

"Worse! He didn't have either approval or dis- 
approval. Said, oh, yes. several journals came to the 
store. He forgot which. He offered to call the boy 
to hunt one up and see — plenty of them lying around 
somewhere." 

"Doesn't he read at all?" 

"About like the average individual. I suppose — a 
dab here and there at the daily papers, the head lines, 
the jokes and a startling tale, here and there, an oc- 
casional magazine article, and the latest novel which 
nobody can escape." 

"He's an exception!" 

"Not so much as you think. At least half of the 
druggists are that way. You can't reach them in any 
way. They won't read the journals, they don't at- 
tend association meetings." 

"What interests in life have they?" 

"Local interests, like everybody else. Spend ten 
hours a day. gassing with cronies hanging around the 
store — the ball game, the short-comings of the 
preacher — principally gossip." 

"What are you. going to do about it?" 

"Can't do anything! Pride of calling and interest 
in the future of the trade is largely a matter of edu- 
cation. I suppose. A man doesn't realize the possi- 
bilities in the business until he has spent time and 
good hard cash in studying the science of the thing." 

^]It ought to improve then. Education is looking 
-D " 

"It is improving. A much larger proportion of 
druggists are awake than even ten years ago. The 
colleges, the associations and journals are gradually 
having some effect. But it's slow — oh, how slow!" 

"You're not discouraged?" 

"N- — no! But I have a tremendous respect for the 
leaders. It is as hard to arouse a bit of enthusiasm 
in that sort as to look a hole through that marble 
slab. Do you w-onder that it is difficult to push re- 
forms. I wouldn't blame the leaders if everyone of 
them were to throw up the whole business in disgust." 

"Better fish for perch next time!" 

"Hold on! I met the either kind of druggist too. 
The trip wasn't entirely without profit. I have a new 
stock of ideas about things, and several bran new 
schemes." 

"For instance?" 

"Of that later! There comes my car." 



.Accr)rdnig to Dr. Silas S. Xeff. of Phila<lelphia. a 
poor salesman can become a good salesman if he only 
exercises mental influence on the buyer. In other 
w'ords, salesmen should be psychologists. 



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[August 6, 1903 



Said he in an Interview: 

"Abstain from all negative influences. Do not 
think ot evil, crime, anger, hate, revenge or worry. 

"I.et your mind dwell on hope, ambition, love 
friendship, sympathy, art and music. 

"There are three predominant types of women 
shoppers — intellectual, the woman who thinks; emo- 
tional, the woman who feels; volitional, the woman 
who decides. 

"This is the way to tell them apart: — Intellectual 
woman — logical in mind, fixed expression of face and 
not volatile; emotional woman — a mellow, varying 
voice, large, sympathetic eyes, shows outward in- 
fluences; volatile woman — firm walk, talks quickly, 
decides Quickly. 

"If the woman belongs to the intellectual class she 
must be shown the advantage of the purchase. She 
must be convinced by reason. If she belongs to the 
emotional class she is a "sure sale,' as things which 
appeal to the eye and the emotions catch her. 

".■Ml the talking in the world and all the winning 
smiles in the universe won't make the volitional wo- 
man buy a penny's worth more than she wants. Her 
mind is made up, and the clerk will employ his time 
better by devoting his attention to the next custom- 

"How would you advise a salesman to treat a 
woman of wealth?" was asked. 

"The woman of wealth is proud of the fact that 
she does not need to inquire the price, and the clerk 
who falls in with her idea of independence will be 
the most successful He may talk style, quality and 
everything, but omit the cost. 

"The woman of limited means is dangerous. Be 
accommodating, and she will buy what she needs." 

".And the woman who is undecided?" was another 
cuestion. 

"In that case the will of the salesman must decide 
for her. If he has judged her correctly he can lead her 
to a decision." 

"What about the bargain hunter?" was the last 
fiuc>tion asked. 

"Show her the best bargains and recommend 
them." 

Man seems to be built along the general lines of 
woman, as far as shopping goes, only not so much 
shoppy. So treat him psychologically also, in respect 
to his intellectual, emotional or volitional attitude 
of mind. 



turc so natural. I thought it was an awful pretty 
picture, anyway!" 

This sufficed to soothe the ruffled feelings of the 
weary woman. 



ADMIRED THE ADVEBTISEKENT. 

The wife of a well-known Grand Rapids, Mich., 
druggist assisted him one Saturday night, when his 
soda fountain clerk was away on a vacation. When 
business was over, and all made ship-shape for the 
night, they found it was after 12 o'clock. 

".\'ow I'd better see you liome," said the druggist, 
"and then come back to get shaved, for I can't go 
over Sunday like this. Or would you mind waiting 
in the store.?" 

"No, I'd rather do that," she replied. "I'm so tired 
I'll be glad to rest a little before walking home." 

Thereupon she was locked into a darkened store, 
and settled herself comfortably by an open window to 

Hut '.uililenly she woke with n start and saw a man's 
face peering at licr thrr)UKh tlie open win<low. No 
Mir.ner had she jumped than the man himself gave a 
startled bounce, and exclaimed: 

"Oh — are — you alive?" 

"Well. I guess so," said the frightened woman. 
"Or I was until you scared me to ileath," she added, 
g.iining courage as she saw the policeman's uniform 
the man wore. .\ni| then she explained the situation. 

"Well, if that don't beat all!" exclaimed the officer. 

"I thought at first it was somebody in here that ha<l 

I,.. i..,.j„p«, iii.fe .iftcr lock-u|i time, and then as I 

ii'.irer I thought Mr. HIank ha<l put up a new 

>nu picture in the window, ami I was just won- 

■ .•i.i.>; how HI the world anybody couKI make a pic- 



WE CALL THZX 0T7T WITE A BAVS. 

The majority of Syracuse druggists say that sales 
arc now behind those of the corresponding period last 
year. One reason is that more people are away on 
vacations. Merchants are getting up all sorts of 
schemes to drum up business. One of the most suc- 
cessful so far is the band concert on Saturday nights 
in front of the drug store of R. E. Smith & Co., South 
Salina and Jefferson streets. The merchants in the 
vicinity paid the expense by making up a purse. Gay- 
lord's band of 25 pieces furnishes the music. The 
streets are crowded with strollers and as a result R. 
E. Smith & Co., Hanna & Coling and W. H. Bissell 
do a rushing business throughout the evening. On 
the North side of the canal the merchants also had a 
band which did not play from a stand but marched 
up and down North Salina street. The concerts will 
be held every Saturday night. 



BUT A PiAMO IS USED IN THIS CASE. 

South Haven. Mich., is a summer resort town, and 
the merchants do all kinds of things to draw trade. 
It remained for J. L, Congdon & Co.. druggists, to 
introduce an innovation in drug trade drawing de- 
vices. They installed a piano in their store and se- 
cured the services of an artist from Detroit to 
"thump" it all summer. 



The "Can't-Be-Done" Man. 

Did you ever see the "can't-be-done" man? He is 
the agreeable individual who always has a pitcher of 
ice water ready to drown out every spark of enthu- 
siasm that some other man may have kindled for the 
business. He is the man. who. when he sees some 
other man getting in shape to make a long pull for 
trade, stiffens his knees and pulls back on the traces 
so that the other fellow may not possibly accomplish 
anything. He carries a hammer constantly and uses 
it vigorously on any business idea advanced that does 
not happen to coincide with his own. the supposition 
being probably that he has beneath his hat the con- 
centrated wisdom of the ages. The "can't-be-done" 
man is a barnacle, a drag, deadweight. His tribe is 
numerous, and the business afflicted with his influ- 
ence deserves sympathy. 

.•\nd this reminds us of a comment once made by 
an expert who was called in consultation by a large 
eastern corporation to see if he couKi find why they 
were losing money every year. .After spending some 
weeks going over the details carefully he made an ex- 
haustive report and adviseil several radical changes. 
The "can't-be-done" man was there to interpose his 
usual objections to anything that savored of progress. 
Finally the exasperated expert, addressing the presi- 
dent of the board, said: "1 find to my chagrin, sir, 
that the most important recommendation I can make 
for your business is one that I have entirely over- 
looke<l until just now, but with vour permission I will 
make it. What you need here most of all. gentlemen." 
and here the directors craned their necks to catch 
every wonl. "is an able-bodied undertaker. I bid you 
good afternoon." — The New Idea. 



Attention to the Waiting. 
It does not take a person long to get tired waiting 
if no attention is paid him. On the other hand, a 
word or two from a salesmnn apologizing for the 
delay, will suffice to make l.ini feel that he is not 
neglected and he will willingly wait his turn. .\ little 
thoughtful tact on the |>art of a salesman will often 
do more than pages of advertising, toward giving a 
customer a good iniiiression of the store. — Merchants' 
Record and Show Window. 



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The Wild Poppy. 



THE ESCHSCHOLTZIA CALIFORNICA. 

By A. C. ZEIG, Ph. C. San Francisco, Cal. 

OF the different varieties of poppies growing 
wild in California the Eschscholtzia is un- 
questionably the most common and the most 
conspicuous. Its beautiful orange-yellow 
flowers cover large areas, virtually converting the 
landscape extending from the roadside in all direc- 
tions into a yellow sea of bloom. 

Named by the noted botanist, .\dalbert von Cha- 
misso, after his esteemed friend and companion, Dr. 
J. F. Eschscholtz of Dorpat, both members of the 
Russian exploring expedition which, under command 
of Captain Kotzebue, arrived in San Francisco 
Bay in the year i8i6 in the ship "Rurick", after having 
explored part of the coast of Alaska, this extremely 
beautiful yet simple, golden-colored flower possesses 
more than ordinary interest both to native Califor- 
nians, and the tourists that visit the State during the 
winter or spring time of the year. Owing to its dis- 
tinctive brilliant coloring and satin-like texture, and 
by effect of its prolific growth, it surpasses in beauty 
the myriads of wild flowers which adorn the foot-hills, 
meadows and country road-sides throughout Central 
and Southern California. 

In her book, "The Wild Flowers of California," 
Mary Elizabeth Parsons says concerning the Esch- 
scholtzia: "It is difficult to exaggerate the charms of 
this wonderful flower. When reproduced in countless 
millions its blossoms fairly cover the earth, and far 
away upon distant mountain slopes bright patches of 
to the sun. Though cultivated in many parts of the 
to the sun." Though cultivated in many parts of the 
world, one can form no conception of it; pale and 
languishing in a foreign garden, one must go to its 
native hill-sides to get an idea of its prodigal beauty." 

Few flowers have been favored with as many 
names as the golden poppv. Long before Chaniisso 
and his friend Dr. Eschscholtz beheld the plant in its 
flower, it had become a favorite with the Spaniards 
of the early Spanish missions of California, and it had 
been favored by them with a number of poetic names 
such as "Copa de Oro" (cup of gold); "Calce de Oro" 
or Calcedora (chalice of gold); "Amapola", "Dormi- 
dera", "Torosa", etc. 

The .\rgonauts of '49, who often sent home pressed 
specimens in their letters, called it the "California 
Gold Flower." 

The names used by the different tribes to designate 
the plant and its flower are many — too numerous to 
mention. 

In the southern part of the State the blossoms be- 
gin to appear early in February, while in the central 



part they do not unfold their golden petals until 
March, and appear in greatest profusion during the 
months of April and May. The writer has seen some 
stray blossoms along the roadside in October and No- 
vember, the stray flowers, of small size, making their 
appearance after the autumn rains. 

Inasmuch as the noted Chamisso and his esteemed 
friend. Dr. Eschscholtz, arrived in San Francisco Bay 
on October 2, spending about a month exploring the 
peninsula, undertaking several e.xpeditions to Mis- 
sion San Jose, Monterey and Bodega, it is not likely 
that the landscape presented a great variety of wild 
flowers at that time of the year, or that the flower in 
question was seen at its best, and it is probable that 
the specimens" which the two naturalists collected, 
while not necessarily confined to the sand-hills bor- 
dering on the bay, were but small stray blossoms, 
which appeared after the first autumn rains. 

The pale stems of the plant are from 6 to 20 inches 
long, being usually shorter when growing on sand- 
hills and mesas unsheltered to the ocean breeze than 
when growing among tall grasses of the lowlands or 
meadows of the interior. In the latter case, the large 
orange-colored flowers, perched upon an erect stem 
16 to 20 inches in height, peeps out above the grasses 
in order that it may obtain its share of sunlight. In 
this respect, the Eschscholtzia is distinctively sensi- 
tive, for, unlike the wind poppy, it does not seek 
shady places, but revels in the bright sunlight and 
depends upon the sun to display its beautiful golden 
petals. 

The juice of the stem is watery, and possesses a 
characteristic odor; the same is true of the juice of 
the root, which is of a yellowish color. 

The leaves are finely dissected; each tiny leaf parti- 
cle is tipped with deep red coloring, as is also the 
torus, or rim of the cup shaped receptacle upon the 
upper and inner surface of which are borne the calyx, 
corolla and stamens. 

The flowers, varying in color from a deep orange- 
yellow to white, have four petals of fine satin-like 
texture, which generally measure two or three inches 
across, though the writer has seen exceptionally large 
specimens (var. crocea — E. crocea — Bentham) grow- 
ing among tall grasses in the vicinity of San Jose, 
measuring five and one-quarter inches across. 

The tightly-rolled buds are enclosed by a pale- 
green calyx, shaped like a pointed fool's cap, and 
when the bud is ready to unfold to the touch of the 
sun's rays, the tightly-fitting cap parts from the re- 
ceptacle, and is pushed oft by the expanding petals. 
The flower unfolds its golden cup when the day is well 
advanced, and as the sun sinks low on the western 
horizon it again curls itself up for the night, while 
if the day be cloudy or rainy, it droops its head, and 
draws its velvety petals even tighter. Some insects 
take advantage of this behavior, and seek shelter 
within its satin folds during the night, and, if the day 
following be cloudy, are made prisoners within the 
tightly-clasped petals. It is probable that the insect 
becomes a willing prisoner under its mild soporific 




The Poppy in Its Habitat. 



IHF. I'H ARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



[August 0, 19o:} 




ueur I'unutleiiu, Cal. 



influence, drawing the spirit of the poppy from the 
walls oi its satin prison. 

All parts ni the plant are of interest pharmaceiiti- 
cally, because of the presence of alkaloids to the ex- 
tent of o.j per cent in the dried drug, and it is to one 
or more of thoe alkaloids that it owes the mild 
analgesic and soporific action ascribed to it. 

The plant was analyzed many years ago by Pro- 
fessor Walz, who reported (X. Jahrb. d. Pharm. 1S44) 
besides the usual constituents of plants, the presence 
of sanguinarine and two other alkaloids, which he 
designated as "bitter" and "acrid" alkaloids. In 
1862 Walz reported ( N. Jahrb. d. Pharm). as the re- 
sult of another analysis of the plant, the presence of 
succinic acid. 

Witt stein and Dragendorflf are also mentioned as 
having investigated the Eschscholtzia alkaloids, the 
former as having iM)lated chelerythrine; the latter, 
however, is noncommittal, and refrains from defi- 
nitely naming any constituent of the plant. 

Considerable interest was manifested in the plant 
both in medical and pharmaceutical circles, when 
subsc«|uently Bardet and .Adrian reported (Journ. 
de Pharm. at Chem. 1H88) the jjresence of morphine 
together with another alkaloid and a glucoside. The 
announcement of the discovery of morphine in the 
plant was regarded by conservative chemists, with 
a degree o( uncertainty — perhaps bordering on a 
doubt, as it seemed strange that the presence of 
such a well known alkaloid should have been over- 
looked for so many years, and much more so that 
its presence should have escape<I the attention of 
previous invesligalors. such as Professor Walz, 
Dragendorflf and Wittstein. 

The report of Bardet and .-Xdrian soon led to other 
investigations of the plant.. Rueter reports (Pharm. 
Zeitung 1889) the presence of two alkaloids neither 
of which, however, proved to be morphine. In l8go 
Dankwort • reports (Inaug. Diss. Marburg) as the 
result of his investigations the presence of probably 
five alkaloids, but. like Reuler. was unsuccessful in 
his research for morphine. One of the alkaloids 
isolated by Dankworl having a melting point of J04 
degrees he concluded from this, as well as its l>e- 
havior toward alkaloidal reagents, that the alkaloid 
isolated was iilentical with protopine. 

Battandier reports (Coinptes Kendus i8i;j) having 
discovered fumarine in the plant and considerable 
i|uanlilies of- chelerythrine in the root, the author 
drawing his conclusions solely from color reactions. 
.Subsei|Uenlly. Winlgen undertook an invest iga- 
iion of the plant, and reports (Inaug. Diss. Marburg 
iHilH) as having isolated prolopine and R hoinocheli- 
ilonine, ihe identity of which he determined both by 
ihr m<'lting iioinis and color reaction^. .\ third 
alkaloid isolated by him having a melting point of 
JJ4 cl.Krees he was unable to iilcntify. 

Rec.nily R. I'ischer and M. K. Tweeden have 
undrrlnkeii an exhaustive study of the alkaloids of 
the plant, anil report (Pharm. .•Srchives) the presence 



of probably seven alkaloids, their investigations not 
being fully completed. .Among the alkaloids iso- 
lated by the authors are. Protopine B and G Homo- 
chelidonine. Sanguinarine. Chelerythrine and two 
other alkaloids diflfering in their properties from any 
of the alkaloids hitherto known. 

Under the microscope the petals present a striped 
appearance, not visible to the naked eye except when 
they are dried. This is due to yellow bands of color 
stretching across the petals and somewhat paral- 
lel with each other. The yellow bands consist of 
elongated parenchyma cells of irregular outline, al- 
most completely filled by large drops of yellow oleo- 
resinous substance. ( E. Schrenk Bull of Pharm. 
1888). The small round drops which partly fill some 
of the cells, are of an orange color, and seem to 
diflfer from the oleoresinous masses in being less 
soluble. The striped appearance is due to the fact 
that the zones alternating with the bright yellow 
bands cimtain very little of the colored oil. The 
oily substances constifuting 7.5 per cent, by weight 
of the dried petals, are soluble in ether, alcohol, 
chloroform, benzine, benzole and carbon bisulphide, 
and saponify readily with the alkalis. Ether and 
chloroform extract them from the dried petals to- 
gether with the alkaloids. The percentage of total 
alkaloids contained in the petals is identical with that 
found in other parts of the plant. 

For the first clinical reports concerning Eschscho- 
ltzia we are indebted to Stanislaus Martin (Bull. 
Gen. de Therap. 1887) who recommended them as 
a substitute for opium preparations. Subsequently 
Dr. Ter-Zakariant (Gaz. Med. de Paris 1889) states 
that the alcoholic extract acts as a depressant to the 
respiratory organs; also as a narcotic. aflFccting in 
toxic doses the spinal chord. Dujardin-Beaumetz 
is also mentioned as having experimented with the 
extract of the Eschscholtzia and as a result of his 
observations concludes that it is a mild calmative, 
soporofic .ind analgesic. 

It is said that the San Luis Rey Indians chew 
the leaves with gum. also that the Spanish Califor- 
nians prepare a hair oil by frying the plant in olive 
oil or bear grease, and adding perfume. It gives 
the hair a glossy appearance and is said to stimu- 
late its growth. 

The writer was informed that many years ago 
during a famine caused by a long drought, the Mari- 
posa Indians and other Indian tribes subsisted al- 
most entirely on the poppy for several months. The 
herbage was boiled for some lime, and the rcsultintf 
decoction containing the bitter poisonous principles 
(alkaloids) poured off and thrown away. .After being 
boiled a second time it was used as the principal 
article of diet, while the famine lasted. 

The Placer County Indians are said to treat the 
herb in the same manner, and then eat it as a green. 
Instead of boiling it, it is sometimes roasted on hot 
stones and placed in water afterward. 

Of late the species Eschscholtzia Californica has 
been divided into (|uile a number of new species 
which, on account of their close resemblance, are 
somewhat diflTicult of determination. There appears 
to be little or no reason for the division into nume- 
rous new species, inasmiisli as the slight diflTercnce 
or modification in the plants and their flowers may 
be the result of the varying conditions under which 
the plants grow in difTerent sections of the State. The 
first specimens from which the species were original- 
ly described by Chainisso being of the sand-hill 
form, common to the San Francisco sand hills and 
places in the immediate vicinity of the ocean, 
this form and the form common to the valleys and 
foot-hill region of the interior are that in the former 
the stems are short, ami the yellow flowers small 
with a narrow rim to the receptacle, while in the 
latter or interior form. var. crocca (Iv crocea- 
Beiitham) the stem is tall and robust, the flowers 
large and of an orange color, with a conspicuous 
broad rim to the receptacle. 

Concerning this form. Prof. W. 1.. Jcpson in hii 



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THE PHAR^rACEUTICAL ERA. 



139 



work, "Flora of Western Middle California," says: 
"In the latter part of May and June the tips of the 
petals become yellow, and by autumn the species 
produce wholly-straw-colored flowers, so that the 
dry-season forms simulates very closely the form 
common to the sand hills which is exposed to ad- 
verse conditions near the sea. Although the various 
large-flowered forms have been described as distinct 
from the original seacoast form, there is really not 
the slightest constant distinctions to be had; there 
are not only gradations between the forms, but the 
gradations are so numerous and moreover, topo- 
graphically considered, cover such extensive areas 
of country that they are quite as likely to be found 
as the extremes. The maintenance of such forms as 
artificial species on the ground of convenience would 
in this case have no point whatever. Even in San 
Francisco county, arge-flowered forms with, a broad 
rim to the receptacle are common." 

Assays made of true specimens of the sand-hill 
form gathered on the Mission Hills of San Francisco, 
and also of the large-flowered form of the interior 
show in either case a total alkaloid content of 0.5 
per cent. The alkaloids were extracted with ether 
and chloroform (3 and i). the ethereal solution 
shaken out repeatedly with diluted hydrochloric acid, 
the acid solution rendered alkaline with ammonia, 
and shaken out with ether, and ether and chloro- 
form (3 and i) the ethereal solution evaporated. Tlie 
alkaloids, completely soluble in acid, were finally 
dried and weighed. 

Because of the distinctive beauty of the flower, 
and the fact that it is common to nearly all sections 
of the State, its abundant growth and rich yellow 
coloring, emblematic of the gold, simshine and 
■oranges, the Eschscholtzia was almost unanimously 
<:hosen some years ago by the members of the State 
Floral Society as the state flower, or floral emblem 
of California, since which time its popularity has 
steadily increased, and as a result the golden poppy 
has been woven into prose, poetry and design. 

Prof. Emory E. Smith, in his book, "The Golden 
Poppy." which is a compilation of the records of the 
poppy, says: "Few flowers have a history so rich 
in incident, and no other in later years has so 
charmed the poet's muse and quickened the artist's 
toi-'ch." 




FLUORESCENCE AS A TEST FOH QtnNIlfE. 

G. Deniges (Journ. Pharm. Chem.) states that the 
fluorescence of a solution of quinine sulphate affords 
a delicate test for the base in extremely dilute solu- 
tions. In applying the test the fluorescence is render- 
ed more evident by means of the light of burning 
magnesium. In this way two parts per million may 
be detected directly, and smaller amounts by extract- 
ing and concentrating with immiscible solvents. To 
detect quinine in urine. 10 G. of the sample are ren- 
dered alkaline with 10 drops of ammonia, and shaken 
with 15 G. of ether. The ethereal layer is removed, 
filtered and shaken with 10 Cc. of 5 per cent, sulphuric 
acid. The acid liquid is then observed by the light 
•of a burning magnesium ribbon held 6 to 8 centi- 
metres from the lower part of the tube. One-half 
milligram of quinine per litre produces a distinct fluor- 
escence. Bile and saliva are treated in a similar 
manner, care being necessary to avoid em'ulsification. 
and using a larger proportion of ether. The fluores- 
cent bodies which bile normally yields to ether do 
not interfere, for they do not enter the acid solution. 
In the case of blood, 10 Cc. arc first treated with 
-oxalic on hvdrofluoric acid, and then with 10 to m 



Cc. of 5 per cent, sodium metaphosphate solution and 
3 to 5 Cc. of 5 per cent, sulphuric acid with enough 
water to make 25 Cc. The mixture is agitated, heat- 
ed for a few moments on the water bath, and filtered. 
The filtrate is then shaken with ether and the acid 
extract of the ether observed as described above 
Milk is treated in a similar manner. In making the 
observations the eyes should be protected from the 
bright magnesium light by means of suitable screens 
or spectacles. 



ESTIMATION OF ACONITE. 

A. B. Stevens (Pharm. Archiv.) has studied the 
chemical and physiological methods of assaying aco- 
nite, and finds that the decomposition of aconitine by 
heat does not produce the same compounds as those 
formed by natural decomposition. The products of 
the former neutralize acids, while those of the latter 
do not. The quantity of the drug necessary to kill a 
frog was found to be entirely unsuitable as a basis of 
standardization. .-Mthough valuable as a means of 
determining the quality of aconite preparations, 
Squibbs' physiological test is not so useful for pur- 
poses of standardization as the chemical assay. The 
ordinary chemical method gives very satisfactory re- 
sults when applied to the assay of the root or prep- 
arations which have not been subjected to heat, but is 
not reliable in the assay of the extract. 



A FAT SAPONIFYING FERMENT. 

Connstein. Hager and Wartenberg (Berichte) 
suggest an improved method of preparing fatty acids 
by which bodies of greater purity may be obtained 
than those prepared by means of chemical processes. 
It had previously been shown that when oily seeds 
are crushed in water the liquid acquires an acid re- 
action, and fatty acids are liberated. The authors 
confirm the hypothesis that this change is due to a 
distinct ferment which is only active in an acid me- 
dium, the acid combining, with the ferment and split- 
ting up the glycerides. This change takes place in 
nature during the germination of oily seeds and is 
analogous to the alteration of starch by diastase in 
seeds containing that substance. The ferment is ex- 
tracted from the residual press cake after extracting 
the oil by pressure. 



TO KEEP BATTERY ZINCS AMALGAMATED. 

C. N. Turner (Model Engineer and Electrician) 
has devised a method of keeping the zinc rods em- 
ployed in the common Leclanche battery thorough- 
ly amalgamated.. A disk of thin sheet zinc is solder- 
ed to the bottom of the rod and the edges bent up 
as to form a sort of cup. The cup and soldered por- 
tion are painted with Brunswick black and the cup 
filled w'ith mercury. Caoillarv attraction causes the 
mercury to creep up the surface of the rod. thus 
keeping it uniformly amalgamated. When the zinc 
is replaced with a new rod the mercury is simply 
transferred to the new cup, so that there is absolute- 
ly no waste. 



TITRATION WITH FEHLING'S SOLUTION. 

S. .•\. Vasey (Lancet) makes the end reaction 
of titrations of sugar solutions with F'ehling's solu- 
tion more distinct and sharply defined by adding to 
the measured solution about two teasnoonfuls of an 
inert white powder, precipitated calcium carbonate 
or barium sulphate. The mixture thus prepared is 
raised to the boiling point, stirring constantly with a 
glass rod. and the sugar solution run in. The reduced 
cuprous oxide is deposited on the particles of chalk 
or barium sulphate which rapidly subside so that the 
color of the clarified supernatant liquid can be easily 



PROCESS FOR FORMING EMULSIONS. 

-A process for preparing fats and oils that they mav 
be readily formed into permanent ennilsions with 
water has recently been protected by a French patent. 
The process consists in adding pure cholesterol or 
wax alcohols to the fat or oil. The mixtures form 
l)crmanenl emulsions with water. 



1-A 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



(August C, 1903 




The otO<-'t •<! IIjIi dfi>iirtiurijt Is to ftirnltb oar •Db>rrlb«r« 
■Dd Ibelr riprkt with r^Uiblp anO tried formuUt «od to dlaraM 
Que«tl(>B« rvUltnf to practical pbarmacj, pmcrlptloo work, dl«- 
proalnK dllTlculllra. rtc. 

Rf<liieata fur Infnrmatloo are not ackaowleditrd by mall, and 
AND.VVMOLS COJIMLNICATIONS RECKIVE NO ATTENTIO.S; 
Dritber do we anawer qiierlea In tbia department from non^anb- 
acrlbera. In thla department frequent reference la neceaaarlly 
made to infnrmatltm puMUhed In prerloua Uauea of tbe Era. 
Coplea of theae maj be obtained at ten centa eacb. except a few 
lasnea wblcb are out of print, for wblcb we cbarce twentj-flTe 
centa eacb. 



Etching on Glass. 

(T. D. S.) Fancy work, ornamental figures, letter- 
ing and monograms are most easily and neatly cut in- 
to glass by the sand-blast process. Lines and figures 
on tubes, jars, etc., may be deeply etched by smearing 
the surface of the glass with beeswax, drawing the 
lines with a steel point, and exposing the glass to the 
fumes of hydrofluoric acid. This acid is obtained by 
putting powdered fluorspar into a tray made of sheet 
lead and pouring sulphuric acid on it. after which the 
tray is slightly warmed. The proportions, will, of 
course, vary with the purity of the materials used, 
fluorspar (e.xcept when in crystals) being generally 
mixed with a large quantity of other matter, but this 
point need not affect the success of the operation. 
Enough acid to make a thin paste with the powdered 
spar will be about right. Where a lead tray is not at 
hand, the powdered spar may be poured on the glass 
and the acid poured on it and left for some time, .^s 
a general rule, the marks are opaque, but sometimes 
they are transparent, in this case, cut them deeply 
and fill up with black varnish, if they are required to 
be very plain, as in the case of graduated vessels. 
Liquid hydrofluoric acid has been recommended for 
etching, but is not suitable, as it leaves the surface 
rm which it acts transparent. The agent which cor- 
rrxles the glass is a gas which does not remain in the 
mixture of spar and acid, but passes off in the vapor. 

The following formula has been published under 
the title of 

ETCHING IXK. 

.\iiiiiiiiiiiiini fluoriile 2 drnnis 

Kiiriiiin siilplinte - drums 

Re<luce to a fine powder in a mortar, then transfer 
to a lead dish and make into a thin writing-cream 
with hydrofluoric acid (some make use of fuming sul- 
phuric acid). L'se a piece of lead to stir the mixture. 
The "ink" may be put up in bottles coated with para- 
fin, which can be done by heating the bottle, pouring 
in some melted paraffin, and lettine it flow all around. 
The writing is done with a quill, and in about half a 
minute the ink is washed off. 

Extreme caution must be observed in handling the 
acid, since when brought in contact with the skin it 
produces dangerous sores very difficult to heal. The 
vapor is also dangerously poisonous when inhaled. 



obtained which does not cake together. This pow- 
dered camphor may be used for all purposes except for 
sr)lution in alcohol, as it will impart to the latter a 
faint opalescence, owing to the insolubility of the 
petrolatum in the liquid. 

.\ similar incthod recommended some years ago 
by John K. Williams, an English pharmacist, consists 
in taking equal parts oi stronger ether and alcohol to 
reduce the camphor to powder, the claim for this 
method being that it only takes one-half of the time 
required when alcohol alone is used, and the camphor 
dries quicker. Before sifting add one per cent, of 
white vaseline and S per cent, of sugar of milk. Tri- 
turate fairly dry, spread out in the air, say fifteen 
minutes, then pass through a moderately fine wire 
sieve, using a stubby shavinp brush to assist in work- 
ing it through. 



Powdered Camphor in Permanent Form. 

(M. C ) .\ inelhod of "reilucing camphor U< a 

I".uiI<T which will not become lumpy or run together 

recommeniled by a number of writers, is 4lie 

•■dcr the cntnphor in the usual manner, with 
ill. .iitdiiion of a little alcohol. When it has nearly 
reduced to the proper degree of fineness, adil a few 
•Irops of fluid pelrolaliim and immediately Iritiirale 
again. In this manner a powder as fine as flour is 



Ink Erasers. 

(T. D. S.) Various formulas for ink erasers have 
been published in previous volumes of the Era. How- 
ever, inks made with nutgalls and copperas can be 
removed by using a moderately concentrated solution 
of oxalic acid, followed by use of pure water and fre- 
quent drying with clean blotting paper. Most other 
black inks are erased by use of a weak solution of 
chlorinated lime, followed by dilute acetic acid and 
water, with frequent drying with blotters. Malachite 
green ink is bleached by ammonia water; silver inks 
by potassium cyanide or sodium hyposulphite. Some 
aniline coU)rs are easily removed by alcohol, and near- 
ly all by chlorinated lime, followed by diluted acetic 
acid or vinegar. In all cases apply the substances 
with camel's hair brushes or feathers, and allow them 
to remain no longer than necessary, after which rinse 
well with water and dry with blotting paper. 



Examinations, New York Board of Pharmacy. 
(J. W. A.) 'ihe New York Board of Pharmacy is 
composed of three branches for the eastern, western 
and middle sections of the State. Each branch is re- 
quired by law to "conduct examination of applicants 
for licenses monthly, when so determined by the 
board, except in July and .\ugHst. and not less fre- 
quently than once in three months." For specific 
dates we suggest you write to the general secretary 
of the board. Warren L. Bradt. sj Washington avenue, 
Albany. K. Y. 



Removing Gum of Sticky Fly Paper from Fumituie. 

I J. B. D.) In further replv to your query, this 
journal July g. page j<>. J. C. .MInian, 761 Woodland 
Hills avenue. Cleveland, O.. says he can give you in- 
formation about a "cleaner" that will remove gum of 
tanglefoot flypaper from furniture without injuring 
she varnish. 



Formula Wanted. 

(W. A. A.) Dr. Skene's "pulv. ac. benzoic' 



FORMULAS. 



Glycerin and Cucumber Jelly. 

(ii-lntin (IfiO pT. toi •J40 Krains 

llorie acid -40 Kmin* 

ttiyi-eriii 1! II. ounces 

Wiiter 10 fl. ouueek 

Perfume to suit. 

The perfume must be one that mixes without 
opalesence, or otherwise it mars the beauty of the 
preparation. Orange flower water or rose water 
coulil be substituted for the water if desired, or 
another perfume con-isiing of: 

Splr. viinllliii (l.'i Kr. pi-r nx.l. .'2 fl. drnni* 
Splr. ruiiniiirin (l.'i i:r. per oi.l. .'2 11. dmniH 

Splr. Mlicr iiliiiiiiuU (^i .*< niininiH 

to the (|uantities given above would prove agreeable. 



NEWS DEPARTMENT. 



ON THE UP TRACK. 



State Associations Are Prospering — Membership Gain 

for Forty-Three Associations Will Average About 
Sixty — Features of the Meetings. 

When the returns are all in it likely will be seen 
that this has been the banner year for State associa- 
tions. Eight associations are yet to report, but they 
cannot hurt the genera! average. They are Michigan, 
Montana, North and South Dakota, Oregon, Vermont, 
Washington and Wisconsin. And a study of these as- 
sembled reports is interesting. 

The associations are growing not only in member- 
ship but in breadth of work. A better realization of 
their suasive power with legislators and the examples 
of victories for organization in notable instances is in- 
spiring all. The social leaven is working and the 
educational value of these gatherings is becoming more 
apparent. This year has emphasized the assertion that 
this is the era of organization. In a very few years 
the State druggists' associations will be conspicuously 
at the front of all other commonwealth societies. The 
pharmaceutical press, bringing to each member of each 
association the experiences, deliberations and work, be 
it along social, educational, legislative or commercial 
lines, of all the associations, is no small stimulant in 
the march to this desirable position. 

In a short time from now the retail druggist who 
is not an association man — a State association man — 
will be conspicuous. As a partaker in the fruits of 
others' efforts this couspicuousness will brand him as a 
sponger. He will be "small potatoes" indeed. Already 
the wholesaler or manufacturing firm that does not 
belong to one or both of its national associations is 
of small consequence. 

Twenty-seven States and two Territories have held 
their annual meetings thus far. Mississippi and Wyo- 
ming are new-comers to the assemblage and start off 
with a vim. Xew Jersey, the oldest — thirty-two years 
is its age — true to past record, is in the front in an 
attack upon product patents and finds its action popular 
with the others. A reduction in the alcohol tax is 
the formal request of nearly every association. Xew 
Jersey, Massachussets and Connecticut lampoon their 
State boards of health. The boards of pharmacy are 
generally in high favor, though Texas' sixty-four boards 
make a pitiably inefficient total, and Delaware re- 
quests a little more "elbow grease" from her board. 
The Connecticut board finds no violations, because, its 
members assert, there are none. Connecticut pharmacy 
should have a monument. 

Social features grow more prominent. New Jersey 
refusetl contributions from manufacturers for this pur- 
pose. Colorado seems to have staked her all on a grand 
vaudeville entertainment. Base ball and three-legged 
races are everywhere indulged and the ladies are al- 
ways provided with chances to exploit their skill in 
athletics. These entertainment features undoubtedly 
are a great card at the meetings and make them a re- 
laxing outing. At the same time a live presiding of- 
ficer can make way for a wonderful lot of business 
and instruction in the formal sessions. The annual re- 
ports and the press save much that social events crowd 
out. 

Talking about those annual reports, why are they 
usnally so slow in appearing? Publication committees 



and secretaries should note that the Missouri and Nen- 
Jersey reports were <iut last month, Missouri first, 
although the former State did not adjourn its meeting 
until June 12 and the latter until June 11. Secretaries 
II. M. Whelpley of St. Louis, and Frank C. Stutzlen 
of Elizabeth, should issue a brochure on how to do it. 
Six of the societies met in May. 

The cocaine question was urged for legislation by 
many of the States, most earnestly by Illinois, In- 
diana and ilinnesota. Louisiana comes to the front 
with a "code of ethics" for its members. Oklahoma 
and Indian Territories have had the first joint meet- 
ing. Louisiana and South Carolina were the first to 
meet, both in the second week of May, and Oregon 
will be the last, in October. 

Peimsylvania met "above the clouds." A remark- 
able feature was the infusion of barrels of new blood. 
Carloads, perhaps is a better expression, for there was 
accomplished the very remarkable feat of electing 414 
new members! New York had 130, Kansas 72, Louis- 
iana 57, nearly every one from New Orleans; Connecti- 
cut 52, Minnesota 47, Nebraska 41, 37 of whom were 
brought in by Mr. McFadden of Bryan's town, -who 
received a china closet as a prize, and Little Rhode 
Island 1. But Rhode Island had an attendance of 
70 at her semi-annual meeting, and she has a balance 
in the treasury of $800, too. The average gain for 
the 43 States and Territories having associations is 60, 
making 2,580 in all. 

The Western States have all the honors in at- 
tendence. Iowa and Minnesota with 600 each, are at 
the head. Nearly every association reached its "big- 
gest yet" stage in attendance. It is interesting that 
New York, Missouri, and Ohio were celebrating their 
silver jubilees. It was especially a silver jubilee with 
Secretary Hopp of Ohio, who received a handsome 
silver service in token of his twenty-fifth year as sec- 
retary. Dr. R. H. Land of Augusta, and Dr. E. C. 
Durban of Augusta, were "caned" by the Georgia Ph. 
A. Probably Nebraska had the most papers, though 
several others were well up, especially Missouri and 
Kentucky. 

The travelers' auxilliaries were out in several in- 
stances. In Illinois it was their first time. Xew York. 
Missouri and Minnesota also had such meetings, and 
the last State will have a woman's auxiliary. Connect!- ' 
cut and several otner States have associate member- 
ships for the traveling boys. 

Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Nevada ■ 
and West Virginia have no associations. The district 
of Columbia meets bi-monthly. 



NOTES ABOUT OUR ARMY BOYS. 

Among the recent arrivals from the Philippines on 
the transport Thomas were Joseph Dykstra, H. W. 
Riess and Leo E. Kennedy, sergeants first class, Hos- 
pital Corps, V. S. A. 

H. W. Riess, sergeant first class, is spending a two 
months' leave at his home in Washington, D. C, and 
upon expiration will report to Fort Leavenworth, Kas., 
for duty. 

Jason D. Byers, has been sent to the P. I. for 
duty: he is assigned in the C. S. O. of Dept. of Luzon, 
in Manila. ' 

W. J. Donahey returned to the U. S. sick and i.^i 



143 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



[Aupiist C, 1903 




T. A. MILLEU, 
l'r<.«iJent of tUe Virginia Bonrd of I'harmacy. 

now undor trentmcnt at tlie rresidio, San Francisco 
General Ilo^pilal. 

We note tlio discliarKe from the service of Robert 
Leieliton after a two years' term in the Islands. 

The following assignments to V. S. A. transports 
are filled: ••.<*iininer." K. O. Kincaid; '•Thomas," H. 
Meade; "rAigan." B. L. Jaeobsen; "Sheridan," 1'. 
llaughey. 

(-'hristopliep Herman, has been assigned to Fort 
Lawton. Wash., for duty. 

Tile Hospital Corps School of Instruction at Wash- 
ington. I>. <■., with Sergeants, first class, Ne\v|(on. 
Thomas and Leiblinger, are attending the manoeuvres 
at Mt. Oretua, I'a. 

Sergeants Lathrop, Fair and Fontegne have applied 
for servii-e in tin' Tropics again instead of being ordered 
to duly in the V. S. 

<i. W. Muller, at Fort I-eavenworth, Kas., is ordered 
to the Presidio (Jeneral Hospital, at San Francisco. 

C. M. Shaw still holdti down the old Hospital No. 
3 at Luneta Barracks, Manila, P. I. 

Fourteen applicants for the grade of hospital steward 
with the rank of sergeant are on fde at the surgeon-gen- 
eral's offii-e, all being from the P. I. 

(;us. J. We^ierdahl, recently at the large military 
hospital, lloilo. Panay, P. I., is ordered to the U. S. 
and will arrive on the next transport. 

Hecent changea in the P. I.: U. M. Walker, to 
Nueva Caceres, South raniarines; Isaac ('. t'larke, 
Itiiian. I.aguna; (MIo Schiman, Taal, Balangas; Theo- 
dtire Schuiuan, Sai.ta < 'ruy., Cavite; .lames I', (innn, 
''ayxayan, Mindanao, 

Of the sergeants, lirst class, on duly at or around 
the capital are Franz Luwe, H. Ilarbcras, F. M. Mar- 
Nhall, Oitcnr ('abich. and J. B. Copping. 

A dauglili-r was iHirii to the wife of sergi-aiit, first 
class. Palrirk I.o.,by. at Fort Mott, N. .1. 

The ni'w niiiroriu recently ordered for the phnrma- 
ci'Utieol brani'h of our army la slowly being introduceil, 
but nl most piiKtH the ohl blue lingers yel. The radii- 
leu* lakes the place of the nil cross anil the color of 
facings ia ehaiiged from grii-ii to maroon. 




TI^VEliO^ 



Now Jones Can Say He Pays the Freight— There Ate 
Wedding Bells — and Belles — for Messrs. Tupper 

and Dodd. 
.V mackerel, weighing 7.">(> pounds, dressed and 
"••Miked, esiiiped from .l.ilm }■'. Spnigue. the manager 
of Sharp \- JJohnie's traveling department, and the 
rest of the boys at Moorehead City, N. C. There is 
some secret thing about that fish that Mr. Spnigue can- 
not be induced to tell. 

W. P. .McCehee. Colnrado. and Dr. M. C, Oiniell. 
Texas, Sharp & Dolime men, are in town. 

C. Crawford, salesman for the Hazeltinc & Perkins 
Co., Grand Itaiiids, has been "crippling" about with 
rheumatism for some time. He still manages to sec the 
trade. 

C. B. Kdwards, genial representative of Gilpin, 
Langdon & Co., called upon his Buffalo friends last 
week. He is enthusiastic in his praise of the good- 
fellowship of tile Il'X'hester druggists. He was a guest 
of the Ko.-hes'er Ph. .\. at their third annual outing. 
George Moore was in Buffalo last Thursday, calling in 
the interest of Dodge & Olcott. Mr. Whittman, with 
Merck & Co., New York, was in Buffalo on the »Aa>e 
day, 

.1. ('. Wolfinger. traveling for tlie Miles Meilical Co.. 
is spending the summer vacation at his home at Stur- 
gis, Mich. In oruer to escape any suggestion of ennui 
he is assisting in Tobey's drug store, while Mr. Tobey 
and family are keeping cool in their summer cottage 
at Klinger Lake. 

(Jeurge Scliambs, the Cleveland representative for 
Parke, Davis S Co., has gone for a trip up the lakes on 
his vacation. 

.loiiii Paul .lonos. Sharp & Dohmo's state man. may 
now use llie phrase ",rohii Paul Jones — He pays tlie 
freight." Some time ago he was enjoined from using 
it by former r.ieutenant-ttovenior Jones of this State, 
who asserted that the phrase was his, by priority of 
use. Now Jlr. John Paul Jones has a letter of permis- 
sion from the former l..-<;. 

We may congratulate Charles E. Dodd. Parke. 
Davis & Co.'s reiireseiilative in Spanish America, who 
is here engaged in honeymooning at Center Moriches. 
I,. I. She was Miss Carolvn Klizabeth Mitchell of 
Albany, N. Y. 

In a i-liiigging automobile. Dr. W. U. Clements, 
Broiiklyn detail man of Sharp & Dohnie, is off for a 
Iriji to Vinrinin wi'li a iiarly of friends. II. S. Kendall, 
that firm's Pennsylvania man, is resting for a short 
time ill this burg. 

E. Plummer, city representative of Parke, Davis & 
Co., is at the annual reunion of the "I^indon Boys," 
lit London. Out.. Can. II. It. Piiiiuini. Vermont and 
Northern. New Y<irk: Charles De Ford, Connecticut: 
J. I.ilater. middle New York; W. P. Rich, New Jersey: 
M. .\. Bal.lwiii, Stale, and Frank Cuddy, city, are va- 
cationists now. 

The Era is plei.sed to announce the marriage of 
Frank E. "Tupper. of this city, at one time an Era 
siribe and now Ihe Slate representative for Fox. Full! 
»V Co. Mr. Tiipiier's bridi- was Miss Maude W. Pugs- 
ley, of New iDiisg.iw. Nov(. Seotiii. The young people 
sailed for Boston and Ihis city. 

A limited number of live druggists in the larger 
cities will hear of an attractive proposition, by com- 
municating with 

J. IS. I'lCKKICK 

P. 0. Box 71. 



NEW YORK CITY 



August 6, 1903] 



NEWS DEPARTMENT. 



113 



NEW YORK AND VICINITY. 



FOR NEXT YEAR. 



Plans Already Well Under Way for Entertainment of 

State Ph. A. at Brighton Beach, Coney Island, 

Next Year. 

Rcpresont.Ttives from the iiharmaocutioal societies of 
this city, called by S. Y. B. Swann, who wisely deemed 
it best to get an early start, met at Brighton Beach 
Hotel. Coney Island, last week to organize for the 
entertainment of the State Ph. A. next year. 

Dr. William Jluir of the Kings County Vh. Soc, 
was elected chairman of the executive committee; Peter 
Diamond of the N. Y. R. P. A., vice-chairman, S. V. B. 
Swann of the Manhattan Ph. A., secretary; Carl Schur 
of the German Apothecaries' Society, treasurer. The 
other members of the executive committee are Dr. A. 
L. Goldwater of the «. N. Y. Ph. Soc. and Dr. Joseph 
Kahn of the Drug Clerks' Circle. Other committees 
are: 

Finance — Oscar Goldman, chairman; Dr. F. P. 
Tuthill, Thomas P. Cook. Charles S. Erb, Max 
Mariamsou, Joseph Weinstein, Louis B. Epstein. 

Entertainment — Fred Borggreve. chairman: A. 
Bakst. Arthur C. Searles. David Kantor, Henry Imhof, 
Isaiah Lewin. Andrew PL Hegeman. 

Printing — A. B. W. Firman, chairman. E. ('. Goet- 
ting. ^[. G. Kantrowitz. Oscar C. Kleine. .Tr., Gus. 
I'fingsten. 

Badges — Oscar C. Kleine. ,Tr.. chairman. George H. 
Hitchcock. Dr. P. P. Tuthill. 

Press — The pharmaceutical papers. 

Ijadies — Mrs. AYilliam C. Anderson, chairman; Mrs. 
Oscar C. Kleine. Jr.. Mrs. Felix Hirseman. Mrs. A. L. 
Goldwater, Mrs. Thomas J. Keenan, Mrs. Joseph Kahn. 
Miss Muir. Mrs. Peter Diamond. Mrs. F. P. Tuthill, 
Mrs. Joseph Weinstein. Mrs. Charles S. Erb, Mrs. 
Adolph Tsheppe. Mrs. Hugo Kantrowitz, Mrs. Henry 
Imhof. Mrs. Carl Schur. 

Reception — Dr. F. P. Tuthill. Theodore Weicker. 
Timothv L. Woodruff. Herbert McKesson. W. .T. Schief- 
felin, Thomas P. Cook, Clarence G. Stone. W. O. .Alli- 
son, D. O. Haynes. A. R. Elliott, Edward G. Wells, 
George J. Seabury. R. W. .Johnson, H. N. Fraser, Emil 
TiCvi, Albert Plant. Carl Brucker. Eimer & Amend, 
Mr. Wackerberg. .Toseph Weil. .1. Ste.nd. William H. 
Griffith, Col. 'Elmer W. Fitch. Wm. P. Ritchev, Dr. 
Ernest Stauffen. Wm. R. Warner. Jr.: Dr. E. H. 
Squibb, C. W. Meinicke, and others. 

It was recommended to open the meeting on Mon- 
da.v. .Tune 20, at 2:30 p. m.. by an informal reception. 
Dances and greetings will occupy that evening. On 
Tuesda.v, Wednesday. Thur.sda.v and Frida.v the busi- 
ness sessions will be from o'clock to 1. The travelers' 
auxiliary will have charge of transportation matters, 
subject to approval of executive committee. All actions 
of the sub-committees will also be subject to the execu- 
tive committee's approval. 

If a souvenir book is issued it will not be by nnt- 
siders, and any contributing jobber is entitled to an 
adverlisement. 

The Brighton Beach Hotel, a model one. will be head- 
quarters. Rates will be: American plan. )f.';..")0 a day; 
European plan, with one person in room, .f2 a day; 
with two in room. .$3. Separate dining, committee, ball 
and reception rooms will be free. Landlord E. plark 
King will send a booklet to every member of the State 
association. 



SOME MORE WHO CHOOSE TO REST. 

A few of the recent vacations: Colonel Elmer W. 
Fitch, manager of Parke, Davis & Co.'s New York 
house, is temporarily a resident of Xova Scotia, where 
he likes to boat and fish at this season of the year. 
William J. Carr, superintendent for the same firm, is 



at -Vsbiiry Park wifh liis family, and varies salt bathing 
with bowling. William 15. Kaufman, manager of the 
export department, is at Saratoga Springs. 

Joseph Weinstein, president of the N. Y. R. D. A., 
is living at Seabriglit. Coney Island, with his family for 
the summer. A. Bakst of Bakst Bros., was at 
Rockaway for a lew days' outing. C. U. Bernstein, 
the Hester street druggist, is in the Catskills with his 
family. 

E. H. Hollon of Ilolton & Adams, 54 Bcekman 
street, tries his fisHing skill in Orange county late this 
month. Commodore Charles H. Tompkins, of Schieffeliu 
& Co.. has gone out on the briny for a few days. Then 
he ■will go to the Catskills to view the interesting 
places his wife has there discovered during the sum- 
mer, and then, inveterate yachting enthusiast that he 
is — his title was well earned — he comes down to see 
"Sir Thomas lift the cup." 

McKesson & Bobbins' wholesale plant is nearly 
depopulated just now. T. F. Farrell, southern trades 
manager, is cooling in the breezes of Block Island; 
William E. Jennings, manager of the export depart- 
ment, up the State; Charles Weiss — everybody knows 
him — in Norway, Me.; Herman Breiting, Getman sales- 
man, who also owns a pharmacy at 2393-5 Broadway, 
is somewhere; William Burnett of the jobbing depart- 
ment. Rhode Island, and Benson McManus of the ex- 
port department, in Sullivan county. 

John G. Wiseherth of Bedford and Greene avenues, 
Brooklyn, will join his family at Lake George soon. 



CRUDE DRUGS FROM A NEW SOURCE. 

A number of common plants, occuring in some cases 
as weeds, furnish, when properly collected and cured, 
crude drugs such as are now imported in large part 
from Europe and elsewhere. The bureau of plant in- 
dustry of the United States Department of Agriculture 
is now engaged in the preparation of a farmers' bulle- 
tin pointing out the desirability of satisfying the de- 
mand for these drugs from domestic sources. The 
bulletin will contain descriptions and cuts of the plants, 
and methods of collecting, handling, and curing will be 
given. 

In order to increase the effectiveness of the bulletin 
it is thought necessary to bring the prospective collec- 
tor in touch wTth buyers. Therefore, circular letters are 
being sent to dealers in drugs asking if they wish to be 
included in the list of firms to whom the bureau is 
authorized to direct those wishing to submit samples 
and get prices. 



PURVEYORS TO A STRANGE ORGANIZATION. 

Hoboken, X. J., druggists are the purveyors to a 
club, the likes of which may not exist anywhei'e else. 
Indeed, the report that there was such a club in Ho- 
boken was long scoffed at. But it is now known to 
exist and it is named the Hoboken Suicide Club. Poison 
is the favorite manner of taking off, and the druggists. 




WHEN YOU HEAR OF A BABY 

TbJnk of the dollar vou can make selliag an 

ARNOLD MILK STERILIZER 
AND PASTEURIZER 

We will supply you with free literature wllb your name 

to distribute, on application. 

WILMOT CASTLE C«IMI»ANY, 

2U Elin street. - KoclieHter, ?«. Y. 



lU 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



[August 6, 1903 



whoiie respoiinibility ends when tbey have complied with 
the poitinii lows in HellinR, nre' niuch in eviilonce at 
••oriiniTs' inqucHts. They do not like llie notoriety, but 
it is well known that no blame can be attaclied to 
iheiu. 

A man liouKlit Paris crMMi at fJ. ('. I.. Mnes" store, 
].'>! Oakland avenue, last week. In a few minuten 
another man rushed in with the information that the 
I'aris green had gone into the purchaser's crop. Mr. 
Maes advised dosiiie with mustard, and the severe 
retchini; that was brought on saved the would-be 
sui<"ide's life. 

A man named Km'k got rough on rats at William 
S. Branner's store. 110 First street, Hoboken, and 
carried it to n s:i!iMin, where he :ind a friend divideil it 
into two glasses of li<iuor and bumped glasses, draining 
the contents. Rock then staggered back to the drug 
store and sat down, soon rolling to the Moor, whereupon 
the clerk dashed out for the ambulance. It was at 
Branner's that Uuello of the suicide club, bought car- 
bolic ai-id a few wwks ago. Two other fellows, tired 
of life, bought carbolic acid at Willow avenue and First 
street, i"" a drug store, recently. It was designed for 
three, but one backed out. 



NOW WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE AT. 

July 28. 1903. 
Hon. Setli Low. 

City Hall. New York City: 
Dear Sir — Many of our readers are enquiring why 
the regulations endorsed by the druggists at their meet- 
ing with the municipal explosives commission have not 
be«>n signed by you. Will yon kindly advise us when 
they may be expected? 

Yours very truly. 
TTIK IMI.Mt.MACKrTICAL ERA. 
.Tnly 20. 1!KK5. 
The riir.rniaceutical Kra. 

.S Spruce St., New Y'ork: 
(tcntlenien — In reply to your letter addressed to the 
Mayor. I beg to say that the Mayor signed the regula- 
tions submitted by the niuni<-ipal explosives commission, 
covering drugs and chemicals. Y^ou can obtain a copy 
and particulars from the secretary of the commission, 
l."i7-0 East Sixty-seventh Street, Manhattan. 
Respectfully, 
JOHN C. CLARK, 
Assistant Corporation Counsel, 

OITice of the Mavor. 



NEW JERSEY PH. A. COMMITTEES. 

New i-.ini|ortliH'K !iiiii<iiiiiri'il by I'lcsiibMit flcorge S. 
Campbell of the New Jersey I'h. A., for (he year are: 

Trade interests — S. I). Wooley. Ocean Grove; E. 
T. .\. St<-in, Jersey City; W. F. Ridgway, Atlantic 
City. 

Query — Henry S<-hmidl. Elinzbelli; David Strauss, 
Klixabeih: Herman J. I.<ihniaim, Jersey City. 

Meniberslii|i — Clarenc(> P. Smith, Newark; Charles 
K. WillianiH. Orange; T. S. .Vrmstrong, Plaiutield. 

PriM'ii-r ineuiorial^CharleK Holzhauc-r, Newark; 
William C. Alpers. New York; (leorge M. Beringer. 
4'amden. 

Dr. Charles Illce Memorial, jiresenlalion — Herman 
J. I.ohmann. Jersey City; tieorge .M. Itcriiiger, Ci.ni- 
den; Edward .\. Sayre. New York: Frank C. Stulzlcn, 
Ellrjibeih; James Fouike, Jer»ey Clly. 

The ciiiinly ci>nimitteeN to form local asKO<-iatiiiiis are: 
Allanii. W: F. Ridgway, 11. 11. Dcakvne. A. I >. 
Cii-ka.l.'ii. Midilb'sex <i. W. I'nri'o-ri, S. S. Kosi. 
Chnrlc. Krnkc. Itcrgcn — Eugene M.Fadden. I,. R... k- 
.if.ll.r A I> Mil.. M., Mill. .ml, S II. W.M.Iev. It. II. 



Hills. J. H. Rosell. Jr. Burlington— H. P. Thorn, H. 
B. Weaver, tleorge F. Deacon. Morris — William T. 
Brown. H. .M. Smith. James .\. <JiH)dal«'. Camden — 
(;..t.rKe .M. Beringer. Joachim R, Moon, Lewis H. Wil- 
son. Ocean— ('harh-s A. Bye. W. J. Harrison, C. B. 
Mathias. Cape Mav— W. R. Wales. Cumberland — 
Charles W. Dan-. i». K. Wlii|>ple. Henry \. Jordeii. 
Essex — Charles Wui'Usch, I.. I.. Staehle, Clarence S. 
Abrains. «;iouc.-sier— F. O. Thomas. A. S. Marshall. 
J. W. Merritt. Hiiilson — Charles Kuehne, Charles H. 
I.andell, Jiihn B. Thomi>son. Hunterdon — (Jeorge M. 
Shamalia. E. M. Rixhe. W. H. Baker. Mercer- 
George T. FiizgiK.rge. W. S. Taylor, C. H. Y'oimg. 
Passaic — C. C. Smith. J. V. Folkesson J. B. Keller. 
Salem^-Gforge M. .\ndrcws. William H. Dunn, Frank 
I.uerssen. Somerset — J. D. Cal-*e. J. C. Thatcher. 
<!eorge W. Burns. Sussex — H. O. Ryerson. C. H. 
Linn. J. V. Rosenkrans. I'nion — <je<irge H. Homing. 
T. S. Armstrong. .\. F. Kirstein. Warren — Clarence 
E. Griffin. Jmejih S. Carter, ThiHMlore Crane 



MERCK GETS HERF & FRERICHS CHEMICAL CO. 

Meri-k iV Co. of this city hav.- nnnounced their 
purchase of the works of the Herf iV Frerichs Chemi- 
cal Co., St. Louis, excepting the ammonia plant, which 
that firm will continue to operate. The main oflfices 
of Merck & Co. will remain in this city and their 
works at Rahway, N. J., and Itarmstadt will remain as 
they .ire. but tlie branch hou.se at Chicago will be re- 
moved to St. Louis. 



VACATION THAT COST NOTHING. 
Two young women, employes of the Humphreys 
Homeopathic Sledicine Co.. went to Niagara Falls for 
a few days' vacation ret'ently. prepared to spend about 
?40 apiece on the trip. Their train had a collision, 
hardly jarring them. They went on, undisturbed, had 
their time and came home, when they were immediately 
visitetl by an agent of the railroad company, who paid 
them .$40 each for resigning any claims for damages. 
No doubt he thinks his employers got a bargain; the 
girls kniiw lliey itid. 



NEW YORK NOTES. 

.\i;ion^' the we«<k's visitors: E. B. Norton, the 

famous cutter of Birmingham. .\la.. and children, who 
lire often on the new Inmrd walk at .Vsbury Park; 
George P. .Norgren, druggist of Sherbunie. Minn., and 
Dr. R. C. Farrish of the same town, who were on tlieir 
way home from a European trip: .Vd.dph Suro, the 
Ponce, Porto Rico, druggist, who came on an aimual 
buying trip; J. M. Tague, buyer for the Van Vleet- 
Manslic'd Drug Co.. Memphis Tenn.. and his wife and 
two daughters; Justin T. Smith. Scranton. Pa., who was 
on his way East to see relations; R. I.. Palmer, Atlanta, 
on his aniinal biiyiuL' trip; tjisirge Worley of T. It. 
Worley & Son, Covington, Ohio, who was buying for 
that store and for Worley »t Albaugh. Franklin, ttliio, 
and Brans.in & Worley, Pitiun, Ohio. 

The venerable William Blaikie of I'tica, accom- 
panied by his daughter Margaret, sailed on last Satltf- 
day morning for a six weeks' visit to Scotland. They 
will go direct to (llasgow, and will nmke such trips 
through Scotland as Mr. Blaikie decides upon whrttt 
once he reaches the other side. William Blaikie i* 
pri«ident of the St. .Vudrew's Society in t'tica and 
twelve or lifteen of its members gathered at the depot 
to bid him good-bye and u ish hlin a pleasant journey 
and safe return. The meuibers surroumUHl their presi- 
dent and sang the concluding stanza of "Auld Lang 
Syne" in true Scotch style. 

"Finpfl" said the assistant cashier of the Chemi- 
cal Bank, L'TO Broadway. "That story came out first 
ill a .New Jersey c.iiuiiry p'lper. This concern organ- 
i/.i'il to inanufacture cheniii-nls with a bankini; chiirter. 



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Wheu we began banking we soou reorganized, and 
dropped chemicals. That was a hundred years ago — 
almost." The story was printed in s drug paper last 
month that the bank, compelled to do so by its char- 
ter, still rctainsd a little shop where castor oil might 
be obtained by the astonished patron of the bank. 

John C. Stubenraueh, drug salesman of No. 944 

Trinity avenue, Bronx, filed a petition in voluntary 
bankruptcy; liabilities, $10,516.41; assets, $100. Among 
the creditors are: Howard Menn, Forest avenue and 
■One Hundred and Sixty-fifth street, $6,193.37; 
Schieffelin & Co., $474.87; Fred C. Anthes, 125 
East Eighty-tlTird street, $1,000; C. N. Crittenton Co., 
115 Fulton street, $475. Stubenraueh once had a 
■wholesale trade. He failed in business several years 
ago. 

Dr. George W. Jewett, examiner in the Seventh 

division of the Government appraisers stores, this city, 
whose recent dismissal by Secretary of the Treasury 
Shaw is S"verely criticized by the wholesale druggists, 
■will be reinstated, the proceedings against him begun 
over again in accordance with civil service rules and 
his redischarge ordered. The druggists, who are a unit 
in supporting Dr. Jewett, may take their plea for his 
retention to I'resident lioosevclt. 

The drug store of Julius Finklestein, Forty-seventh 

street and Eightli avenue, which is only half a block 
from the police station, was robbed b.v thieves who 
entered through a rear window, which is a foot 
■«'ide and two feet high. The cash register was broken 
and $30 taken, but a bank book, in which were $110 in 
bills and a diamond ring, was overlooked. The thieves 
also took two ounces of cocaine. 

Jlembers of the New York R. D. A. deny that there 

was serious talk of mandamus proceedings because of 
the recent appointment of Charles S. Erb to the board 
of pharmacy. The feeling that their association should 
have been drawn on for the appointment prevails, but 
there i.s no question of the legality of Mr. Erb's appoint- 
ment. 

Rudolph A. Witteman of Witteman Bros., import- 
ers of bottlers' supplies and soda water fixtures at 188 
William street, was arrested charged with making 
fraudulent entries at the Custom House. It is alleged 
he misrepresented the value of thirty-seven cases of 
metal capsules and defrauded the Government of $20,- 
000. 

Sixty trained nurses made Parke, Davis & Co.'s 

Maiden Lane laboratories and offices look like a 
teachers' institute one day last week. Tlie.v were shown 
the big stocks of pharmaceuticals and crude drugs, were 
sampled with toilet and dietetic preparations, and be- 
<-ause It was warm were cooled with ices. 

And then the cold weather came along and bumped 

our soda water story of July 16, in which it was shown 
that tliere shoidd bo 180,000,000 glasses of the beverage 
I'old this year because there should be 27,000,000 sold in 
■each of tlie three hot months. But there are no hot 
months. 

• -W. R. Sayer, druggist at 2308 Third avenue, bought 

the stock of Adolph S. Katzmann of One Hundred and 
Twenty-second street and Third avenue, who assigned 
recently, of the assignee, Bernard Shaw of 208 Broad- 
way. Mr. Sayer will use the stock in his own store. 

Paul Armstrong has privately sold the store at 707 

East One Hundred and Thirty-eighth street, which he 
recently received liy assignment from A. Friedberg. 
The stock will be used in openiug a new store .some- 
where in the city. 

There ■nill be no meeting of the committees appoint- 
ed to solicit funds for raising the New York C. P. debt 



for two weeks. Prospects are that the total gathered 
will amount to $15,000 — a comfortable decrease in ihe 
debt. 

Frank A. Gundlach, who recently sold his pharma- 
cy at Columbus avenue and One Hundred and Sixth 
street to Paul Nicolai, is now secretary-treasurer of the 
Lineman's Supply Co.. this city. 

The Apothecaries' Bicycle Club pedals to GifEords, 

S. I., today, to fish, meeting for the start at the West 
Twenty-fourth street ferry and dining at Fitzgerald's. 

The pharmacy of the H. L. Haseuohr estate, 466 

Grand street, has been bought by !>. Cherey & Co. of 
4C4 Grand street, and the two stores ■will be combined. 

The Frederick Hauck pharmacy at 169 Bushwick 

avenue, Brooklyn, has been purchased by J. Rothmann, 
lately with W. E. Golden at Freeport, L. L 

Dr. Herman Scaison, 104 Canal street, was sold 

out on a mortgage at public auction on July 28, E. Drey- 
fuss being tlie auctioneer. 

Reid & Y'eomans have doubled the size of their store 

at 752 LTnion street, Brooklyn, by taking the building 
adjoining. 



FROM JERSEY TOWNS. 

The five free dispensaries in Jersey City have been 

rushed during the last week. Altogether 488 prescrip- 
tions were put up. A t Charles Zoeller's store, 4,58 Central 
avenue, 37 cases were treated; W. R. Laird, 250 Wash- 
ington street, had 50 cases; John G. Gallagher, Grove 
and Fifteenth streets, 69; Cadmus', 229 Newark avenue, 
211; and the Newman Rescue Mission, 91 cases. Dr. 
Saur of the city board of health, says that skimmed 
milk is causing a large part of the illness and some 
of the deaths among the children. 

William Herd has left the employ of George Hoff- 
man, Garden and Fifth streets, Hoboken, to clerk for 
C. F. Atherton, Flatbush and Church avenues, Brook- 
lyn. S. N. English. l;itely with Davidson & Buckley, 
Brooklyn, is now clerking in Asbury Park. James G. 
A. St. James, New York C. P., '03, has gone to Color- 
ado for his health, resigning his position with George 
W. Parisen, Perth Amboy. 

The Bayonne Druggists' Base Ball Club, with Con- 
gressman Benny as catcher, tried conclusions with the 
doctors' team the other day. The score was tied at 
nine to nine. Captain William Whitehead received a 
soak on the jaw from a pitched ball, but hung until 
the end of the game. 

^The Employes' Mutual Aid Society of Colgate & 

Co., Jersey City, will have a picnic at Greenville 
Scheutzen Park on Saturday. September 5. More than 
1,000 tickets have already been sold. There will be 
souvenirs for ladies. 

Edward Smith, formerly an expert in the works of 

the New York Glucose Co., has gone to Greenpoint, L. 
I., to take charge of the Laurel Hill General Chemical 
Company's plant. 

Druggist Bollie Weisman of North Hudson, ■was 

arrested for selling liquor without a license. After a 
hearing his case was set over until Wednesday of this 
week. 

The Atlantic City retail druggists have organized 

and affiliated with the N. A. R. D. 

mULFORD'S pre-Digested Beef contains the 
entire nutritive value of fresh lean beef, pre- 
digested, in a form ready for immediate 
absorption. Special inducements are made to live 
druggists to handle this preparation. Write us for 
particulars, sending a correct mailing list of your 
physicians. 



H. K. MULFORD COMPANY, 



Philadelphia. 



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THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



[August 6, 1903 



AT ROCHESTER. 

The driiK clerks of Hi.iln-t.r luivi- Ikh-ii a|i|iruaclir<i 

by an outBider who endeavorwl to iiit(>rt«t them in n 
scheme to form an oreunizntiou to secure nhorter honrx. 
On nil Jnvs .-X'Tiit S:itiirilii.v tlipy imw wurk until '.>:'M 
p. ni.. and »n Saturday until 10::tO. They would *«■ 
willing tu work Saturday nights, noun- of the clerks 
say, if they could only 8<'t away the other nights. The 
luaa who broached the plan did not »fny in Kochesti-r 
hiUK i'npu(;!i to givn the i-li-rks a I'hauci- lo hold a luvi- 
ing. The owners would be willing to close early if all 
stores adopted (lie plan. 

J. K. I'ost, whose business was establisheil by his 

father in the old Smith's Aroado in IS'JS, and who whs 
)>rouglit up in the store niul has conducted it since his 
father's death, was recently obliged to remove, owing 
to the proposed razing of the Smith block to make way 
for a modern structure. Mr. I'ost was fortunate in 
petting quarters in i> larger store at 17 Main Street 
east Asked how he liked his new store, Mr. Post, 
who was hunting for a bottle of something or other, 
frowned and said: "Don't like h at all; can't put my 
hand on anytliing." 

.\.t Guilford's "Cut Rate Drug Store," corner of 

State and .\ndrews street, they are making a run on 
wines. This sign attracts attention: "Realizing the 
fact that wines and liquors should be obtainable other 
than at the saloons, we have added a fine stock of wines 
ai*l liquors, whieh we .«fll ^t cut pricjes in any 
quantity less than five gallons. No prescription re- 
quired." 

The GreeRs, with their numerous fruit and candy 

stores located in the center of tlie city, have cut into 
the soda water business until now they almost control 
it. This is partly the reason why the downtown drug 
stores do not all sell soft drinks. 

Byron M. Hyde of the State board of pharmacy, 

has been away for a week. Mr. Hyde has doubled the 
size of his store this summer by leasing the store next 
door. 

The Paine drug store on Main Street east, estab- 
lished in 1872, is being entirely renovated. The com- 
pany is working nmre into the wholesale business. 

M. I. Baldwin, druggist of 0(» Reynolds Street, has 

gone excliisivelv into the inanuftcture of Sfwla syrups. 

C. F. Maid, whose drug business is at 379 Lyell 

avenue, is ill in one of the local hospitals. 

William Oberly, a clerk of I. Barrowclough, on 

Main Street west, has resigned. 



•ROUND ABOUT BUFFALO. 

S<inie changes in clerks — .Tiihn Buettner, formerly 

with C. J. Dwyer, Elk and Louisiana streets, is now 
with Leo A. Borget; Joshua Stulberg. to C J. Dwyer, 
Broadway and Michigan slri'ci: II. )i. Stillwell, to the 
Klite pharmacy, Niagara street; Mu.T t'. Salchow. to 
U. K. Smilher, .""AS Niagara street; \V. H. Mct'oach, to 
H. i'. Cleveland, ■J4'J Forest avenue; F. S. Groljnn, to 
I". Seisser. 1'.>K"( Niagara sireel: U. B. .\yls\vorth. lo .\. 
.1. Werner. UWi Klmwood avenue; William Naisli, lo 
Snulher A: Tliiir«toii. 2SI Br>anl slreel; O. K. Tanii- 
liauwr. I.. W. I let 'Miirse.v Rose. 1 llH West avenue: W. R. 
Schooley, to K. II. Breckon, Chenango and Massadni- 
(lelln avenue; H. S. Vaughn, to 11. M. (irovc & Co., 
Untnvin. 

II. .M. Grove \ ('■>. have Imnght the drug bnslness 

of W. S. Sc J. J. r«HerBi.ii. Batavia. C. B. Taylor has 
houglit the pharmacy of Webber fc Gardner, ^liddh'- 
porl. 

Geiirge Iteiinaini. xeireliiry of the Wesleni branch 

(it Uie Slate board, and Mrs. Reimann wi'ut to Mackinac 
Inland and 0.- \ 11. \ 



NEW ENGLAND. 



A TROUBLED MORTAR AND PESTLE. 

The Road Commissioners Persecute Wilcox's Sign 
Again— Robberies Galore — Vacations — The Notes 
Contain Marriages, an Elopement, and 
Many Other Interesting Items. 
Boxton. -Vugust 4. — Kra readers may recall the oou- 
troversy two year* ago between the boan! of select- 
men and the road commissioners of Clinton. It all 
came about through an illuminated mortar and pestle 
sign, of colored glass, suspended in front of the store 
of Merchhnt & Wilcox. An order was issued for its 
removal on the ground that it was objectionable. But 
the druggists, backed by the selectmen, refused to take 
it down. Then the valiant superintendent of streets 
mounted a ladder and removed it himself, carrying it 
off, and was arrested for theft, found guilty, and fined 
$15. He appealcjl, but the trouble was settled privately. 
Now, the board of selectmen has again given permission 
to hang out the sign on the ground that it illuminated 
and may be classed as a street light. The town solic- 
itor says that the selectmen are right. But the road 
commissioners say not, and they have notified H. A. 
Wilcox, the present proprietor, that injunction proceed- 
ings will V>e instituted if he again puts up the sign. 
The end is not yet. 



BURGLARS MANY IN MASSACHUSETTS. 

Boston, .\iiciist 4. — III Lynn. Haverhill. Worcester 
and Brockton, burglaries have taken place in drug stores 
within a week and the epidemic is spreading. In Lynn, 
the Bulfinch pharmacy, L<ewis anil Cherry streets, 
was entered and robbed of $10 in cash, cigars 
and other articles. In Haverhill, Fred E. Stevens' 
and Frank M. Breed's stores were visited. At the 
first place razors, postage stamps and Turkish cigarettes 
were confiscated and Mr. Breed lost $10 in money, 
two watches and cigarettes and cigars. In Worcester, 
a fourteen-year-old boy was convicted of stealing money 
from Green's store and the court sent him to the State 
reform school. Three boys in Brockton were caught at 
Frt.nk Randall's store one afternoon while taking the 
key to a rear door. 



ON OUR VACATION LIST. 
B<iston, -Vugiist 4. — J. H. I'oticr. tlruggist in the 
Roslindale district, is enjoying a vacation in Maine, 
.1. II. Wellington assuming his duties. Romauld For- 
nier. clerk for \. .1. Briinnolle. Fall River, is also 
in Maine. Clifford Rainsilell. i. New York drug clerk, 
eiuploye<l by a prominent wholesale house, is having a 
vacation at the home of his mother, Mrs. Rebecca 
Ramsdell, in Whitman. Thomas Wallowork, clerk in 
Grover's pharmacy, Winchester, has starle«l for a three 
months' vacation at North Andover. It is ill health in 
his case. Wiillaee Courtney of Dana's drug store, 
Franklin, is at Boothbay, Me. .\fter a vacation of a 
fortnight, Herbert Dow. of Iliinking & Christie's stor\>. 
Haverhill, has returne<l from Ilnmplon Beach. N. H. 
I!. II. I'arkis of the (inrland pharmacy Gardner, is in 
Nova Scotia for rest and change. Robert Barrett of 
I^iwe's ilrug stori'. .Vndi'ver, is on a valuation. Richard 
Cooper, clerk lit the (Juimliy pharmacy. Palmer, is con- 
valescing from illness in New Hampshire. 



iMAItl.KS HTBBARD, severely scalded early in 
.Iiily by the explosion of a tank of acid at the Avery 
Chemical Works, l^ittleton, Mass. died at a hospital 
in Ito.toii. Mis lioiiic \v:iH ill West .Vctioii. 



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147 




ROY E. >rAV(). I'ns. It. 1 ). .HUD, S.-c. 

Ofificers of the Worcester (Mass.l. Nortli. I'liarmareiitical 

Association. 

FRAUD ORDER AGAINST CROWN MFG. CO. 
Bo-^toii, .Vugiist 4. — The mail fraud order issued by 
Postmaster General Payne against the Crown Manu- 
facturing Co. lias been sustained by the United States 
Circuit Court. L. Y. Cushman, manager of the com- 
pany, applied through his attorney for an injunction 
to restrain Postmaster Hibhard from denying the com- 
pany the use of tue mails. It was contended for the 
company that the statute governing the case was im- 
constitutional. This was not acquiesced in by Judge 
Colt. By his ruling the use of the mails is denied the 
company. The alleged grounds for the issuance of the 
fraud order is tTiat the company, which handles almond 
cream and stamping outfits, has been misrepresenting 
its business to the public through the mails. 



THE BAY STATE. 

A barrel of alcohol exploded with force aud noise 

in the basement of Green's drug store. Main street, 
Worcester, and only exceedingly courageous and prompt 
work on the part of the clerks prevented a more serious 
result. Loss was $100, covered by insurance. A care- 
lessly-thrown lighted match caused explosion of a five- 
gallon tank of alcohol in Currier's pharmacy, Pittsfield, 
setting fire to tlie basement. The fire was e^inguished 
after an hour's work. A clerk, Otis Covey, was severely 
burned on his arm. Fully in.sured. Work of renovating 
Green's store. Springfield, after explosion damages on 
the night before the Fourth, has begun. 

Recent raiding of the store of .Joseph Thibeault, 

Broadway, Lawrence, brought to light the fact that 
the proprietor is not a druggist at all. but a plumber. 
He did not have a registered pharmacist in his employ. 
At the raid he ran into the rear room, apparently to 
warn two men, who were found with half-finished bot- 
tles of beer. In Tliibeaulfs coat pocket was found a 
small bottle of whiske.v and also a small quantity under 
the soda fountain. He admitted that he was caught 
"hands up," when placed under arrest. Thibeault was 
fined $75 and paid promptly. He had an alternative of 
serving a sentence of three months. 

At Klein's pharmacy. Tremont and Boylston 

streets, Boston, Harvey S. Garcelon, for years owner of 
a store in West Somerville, has been made night man- 
ager. William Christy is an addition to the force 
at F. E. Berry's store, Beverly. William Boyle, 
formerly clerk at Thompson's, Shelburne Falls, 
has returned there from a local railroad office. 
At the C. E. Ball Company's pharmacy, Holyoke, Miss 
Anna Parker has been engaged as clerk. Michael Dil- 
lon, Jr., is a new clerk at LeGro's, Palmer. 
People of Newton are. somewhat excited over the 



elopement of Harry S. McDanieLs, clerk for Dr. Paine, 
with Miss Edith McMann. She is said to be pretty and 
accomplished. In the temporary absence of the bride's 
parents they went to another town and were married. 
Mr. McDaniels for some time was a drug clerk in Bos- 
ton, before going to Newton. When Dr. Paine heard 
of the runaway marriage he promptly demanded Mr. 
McDaniel's resignation, and now no one knows where 
they are. 

A new scheme of swindling has been tried with 

success in East Bridgewatcr. A well-dressed man en- 
tered a store where the proprietor's wife was in charge. 
He looked like a traveling salesman, grip in hand, 
and tried to induce her to buy some new. headache 
powders. He induced her to sample one, rubbing a 
white powder on her forehead. She lost consciousness 
and when she revived the contents of the money drawer 
were gone. 

To study methods used in the preparation of anti- 
toxin and vaccine virus, Dr. Theobald Smith of Boston, 
and of the State board of health, has gone to Europe. 
He has had charge of the manufacture of antitoxin for 
the State at tTie Bussey Institute, and it is expected 
that his investigations will be of marked value to the 
board of health which has been given authority to man- 
ufacture antitoxin and vaccine virus at the institute. 

Thieves continue to break in and steal. C. E. 

Cain, Summer and Church streets, Lynn, lost $6 in 
cash and sundries. Two attempts were made to enter 
the Gilman phai-macy, Wakefield. In Fall River bur- 
glars got into O. G. Poilvert's Maplewood pharmacy 
b.v forcing a large front show window. Four or five 
hundred cigars, a small amount of money and a few 
other things were taken. 

Fire almost cleaned out the store of Warren Smith, 

Exchange street, Chicopee, involving a loss of $10,000, 
fully covered by insurance. The cause is believed to 
have been spontaneous combustion of chemicals in the 
rear where there was a quantity of ammonium chloride 
and chloride of lime. Firemen swept everything from 
the shelves with water. 

Thomas J. Hartnett, clerk at Hanover and Salem 

streets. Boston, made several attempts to take his own 
life with morphine. The last time a woman customer 
engaged in a struggle to thwart him after he had in- 
formed her of his purpose. On the technical charge of 
drunkenness, he was arrested and held pending investi- 
gation. 

William Strong, a Fall River clerk, had boasted of 

his success in catching fish. He could put all stories 
of rival anglers in the shade. While people were wait- 
ing for him to come triumphantly home with a big string 
the other day he quietly came around the back way 
through the woods, not saying a word. 

Daniel DriscolTs store in Maiden is to be removed 

to another location because of grade crossing improve- 
ments. M. L. Proulx has removed his store in Fafl 
River to the store John A. Tuite's old stand at East 
Main and Peekh.'.m streets. The Elm Park pharmacy, 
Groveland, is undergoing renovation. 

Stanley B. Weld of Falmouth, has withdrawn from 

his connection with Ricketts & Banks, expert chemists, 
assayers, etc., to become a member of the firm of Pohle 



E. 1. Santal Perles 

Bottles of 50, with yellow wrapper 

Write for Samples and Prices 

BILLINGS CLAPP CO.. - Boston 



1»S 



THE PHARMACEUTICAL ERA. 



[August 6, 190.1 



iV rnrmok>o, ciiRased in the name buaineiw in Denver, 
Colo., where he sut-ceedi Kdwin C. I'ohle. 
George L. Uaiiphineo, rierk for I<ewis & Co., Wash- 
ington Htreet niid Cornhill, Uostou, Iish gone to Wnlthuiu 
as clerk at the Bacou & Sawyer pharmacy, where he 
succeeO.s Frank liuron, who has been nppointeij to the 
I'nited States internal revenue nervice. 

Two .suits liave been instituted against the Waite 

Perfeetion Bandage & Supply Co. at Brockton, one by 
the Insinger Couipiiuy of Philadelphia, and the other by 
Charles Swwtser of Lowell. In each case an attach- 
ment of $1,1X10 has been placed. 

Theo. F. Rice & Ci>.. druggists at South Framing- 
ham, have engaged Horace J. Sloan of l»well, as clerk. 
John (iailigan, employed at the Goldthwaile store in 
Whittenton, has been transferred to the same propri- 
etor's pharmacy in Taunton. 

Charles E. Uogers, druggist, disappeared from his 

home in Iloslindale, early in July. lie gathered up all 
his riolhing on the |>li-n of sending it to a tailor to be 
cleaned. His wife believes that he went to Cuba. He 
bore a good reputation. 

Frank Parrott has resigned as clerk for the C. E. 

Ball I>rug Co., Holyoke, and his place is filled by 
John A. Quigley. Messrs. Blight and Blake, for some 
time at Hendry's pharmacy, Boston, have both left the 
4]rug business. 

ICdwin F. Leonard, a Springfield retail druggist, 

has purchased a large brick V)lock situated at Main and 
Sargent streets in that city, for investment purposes, 
paying about $SO,000. This shows that he has been 
pro.sperous. 

James C. Butler, druggist in Gloucester, has gone 

and got married. The bride was Miss Grace E. Wood 
of Derry, X. H., and the ceremony was in Haverhill, 
the home of the bridegroom. They will live in Glou- 
cester. 

E.\plosion of carbolic acid placed near a fire in H. 

S. Richardson's store. Concord, caused a blaze in which 
■disaster was averted through prompt use of a hand 
extinguisher by the proprietor. 

In old Marblehead, the Atkins drug store has been 

openet] with L)r. Kelley and Ernest Snow of Boston, 
ill charge. P. J. Donahoe's new drug store in Mil- 
ford is about completed. 

X rumor is current that Fred A. Tarbox, the New- 
ton chief of police, who during the last year has made 
great war on druggists whom he thought sold liquors 
ilkgtilly, has resigned. 

Henry Maloney. clerk at the Weeks-Hill pharmacy, 

Qiiiucy, narrowly e-scaped being drowned while bathing 
at Nanlasket Beach. Several small boys went to his 
rescue just in time. 

Hon. Charles L. Dean, mayor of Maiden, senior 

member of the wholesale drug firm of Dean, Foster & 
Co., Boston, has been on a vacation in Stafford Springs, 
Conn. 

John H. Cronin, druggist in Lawrence, went to 

Baltimore for the annual convention of the Benevolent 
and ProtiKiive Order of Elks. 

Louis P. Collet, a WoriM'ster drug clerk, is still a 

patient at the Tliy Hospital as the result of taking mor- 
phine. He is much inijiroved. 

Arthur II. .MiTleiie, a well-known Brockton clerk. 

In now attached lo the regular army hospital corps at 
Long Inland. Boston Harbor. 

The American Chemical Co., Danvers, may remove 

to Wori-i-ster, where there is felt to be larger opportun- 
iiy for enlnrging the trade. 

^In a fire in Wheeler's Blo<.'k, West Brookfleld, loss 

waa incurred by C. H. Clark, n drugglNt. The damage 

wan chielty from water. 

— — L. K. Ilobillard, a (iardiii'r drnggisl, has just met 



with the loss of bia father, Jean Baptiate B. Robillard 
of MonlreaL 

Friends of Harry M. Church, a New Bedford drug- 
gist, presented him with a haudsome large Howard 
clock. 

Andrew McConnell, who recently paased tlie board 

of registration, intends to locate in business in Worces- 
ter. 

In Lowell, cholera morbus and summer complaint 

are keeping the druggists busy. 

RHODE ISLAND. 

■ The courageous presence of mind of James Murphy, 

a clerk in the employ of T. Iloswell Parker. Providence, 
prevented a serious exptosiou and fire at bis eii)jiloyer's 
place of business. The young man picked up a gallon 
can of benzine, ablaze on the outside, and threw it into 
the yard. Murphy's hands were severely burned and 
he will be unable to work for some time. The benzine 
was kept in a room in the rear of the store. A small 
•luantity li.id been drawn from the can a few minutes 
before and Murnliv returning to the room, found the 
can in llames, supi«>se(l to have been caused by stepping 
on a match. 

The trustees of the Rhode Island C. P. haTe 

not yet elected officers for the ensuing year. At the 
recent meeting there was one short of a quorum and an 
adjournment was taken. The illness of President 
Jdmes O'llare has since prevented the calling of an- 
oiiier meeting. It is uiidcrstiMid. as a matter of course, 
that the old officers will be re-elected. It is proposed 
to add one or two new courses to the curriculum. Presi- 
dent O'Hare has pone to Sharon Springs, N. Y., to re- 
cuperate. 

.*!. Winfield Ilimes of Phenix. manages to get away 

from his store from Friday to Monday morning every 
week and spend a few days with his family nt his 
summer cottage &t Matunuck. 



Summing up the Advantages. 
We want to sav a little something upon a subject 
■which interests the majority of the public, viz., court 
plaster. Everybody is familiar with old style court 
plaster, its advantages and disadvantages, and the dis- 
advantages, we are inclined to think, offset the advan- 
tages. It only acts as ii protection at the best, and 
then only when it adheres closely to the wound, an 
accidental dampening or profuse perspiration causing it 
to wrinkle or peel off. ami in case of severe laceration it 
is apt to irritate. To the Carpenter Chemical Co. of 
Detroit, Mich., we are indebted for a new kind of coort 
plaster with all the foregoing disadvantages eliminated. 
It is called Carpenter's Water Proof Liquid Court 
Plaster, and in summing up its advantages and quali- 
ties the nianufi.ctur^rs say it is an iuvisible, absolutely 
water proof plaster which is pliable and elastic, will 
not break, wrinkle or wash off. can be applied instan- 
taneously, harilens quiikly, is highly antiseptic, and is 
guaranteed to contain no collodion, acid or gun cotton. 
This preparation is put up in ItV and 2.V collapsible 
tubes, and may be secured from any jobl>er. 

Not in the Trust. 
In the advert iseinciil of the Savage Manufacturing 
Co. on page 11 of this issue, iilleiition is especially 
called to the fact that this lirm are "not in the trust." 
but they are nevertheless large manufacturers of all 
kind of decorated tin boxes, and livery. Their fac- 
tory is diulpped will) all the latest and best machinery, 
and We wouhl suggest you correspond with this firm, 
whose address Is Richards & Coff.-y Sis., Brooklyn. N. 
Y., Ivefore buying elsewhere, particularly if you want 
Nomelhing in (he line of si>ecii>l designs. 



August 6, 1903] 



NEWS DEPARTMENT. 



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THE NEW PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE HOUSE. 

I'liiladelpliia, .\iigust 4. — With the development of 
colleges and universities there has arisen a need for 
the protection of students by improving their environ- 
ment, surrounding them with the comforts of home, and 
-strengthening their characters by providing means for 
the closer association of kindred and congenial spirits. 
When a college is located in a large city, many young 
men from a distance, finding themselves suddenly thrown 
upon their own resources, yield to the fascinations of 
city life and are confronted with grave dangers. 

The Philadelphia C. P. committee recently furnished 
the Lucas mansion, a fine, large, four-story, brown-stone 
structure at 1913 Arch street, as a modern apartment 
house. It contains on the first floor, parlor, reception 
and toilet rooms, a dining room, 18x45 feet, and two 
kitchens, with hotel range. On the second, third and 
fourth floors there are twenty-six sleeping rooms. There 
are nine bath-rooms, complete fixtures, latest sanitary 
plumbing, and tiled floors and walls. There is an elec- 
tric elevator, and a fire escape on the outside. Every 
Toom has steam heat. A large tank on the roof insures 
a uniform supply of water to the bath-rooms, and an 
independent hot water apparatus in the cellar furnishes 
an abundant supply of hot water. A well equipped 
laundry in the basement is also a part of the permanent 
fixtures. 

A better location for such a purpose could not be 
found. It is within easy walking distance of the college, 
in an excellent neighborhood, while two trolley lines on 
Arch street, give, in inclement weather, quick transit to 
and from the college. 

A similar, although smaller house, was occupied last 
year by the students of Jefferson Medical College, The 
Intercollegiate Y. M. C. A. will have charge of the 
running of the house. The success which they had 
in taking charge of the Jefferson College house fully 



justifies the committee in entrusting to them this part of 
the work. A nominal board is charged each student, 
much less than he would have to pay for much poorer 
iu-comodations elsewhere. 

Students will use their rooms for study, but on the 
first floor a reading and recreation room will be provided, 
with a piano, and every effort will be made to establish 
and promote home life with attractive surroundings. 
Of course, some regulations will be necessary, but it is 
not the intention to restrain the students in any way. 

The leasing of this house marks an era in college 
life, and doubtless will lead to the establishment of 
either houses of the same character. .V college club will 
undoubtedly be formed. 



PENNSYLVANIA. 



President Frailey Appoints Delegates — Pure Food Law 

Violations — ^Vacations^Blue Law Troubles — 

Soda Sales — Fines. 

Lancaster, August 4. — These are new appointments 
made William O. Frailey of Lancaster, president of the 
State Ph. A. 

Committee on legislation— William L. Cliffe, Phila- 
delphia, chairn;:in: J. R, l{ed.secker, Lebanon; Mahlon 
X. Kline. I'liiladelpliia: Charles T. George, Harris 
burg: C. X. Boyd, Butler; J. M. Baer, Philadelphia; 
H. W. Zeanier, Columbia. 

Trade interests — Charles Leedom, Philadelphia; 
chairman; Edwin E. Frontz, Williamsport; J. H. 
Knoutz. Pittsburg; Fred S. Nagle, Wilkes Barre; 
Frank T. Wray, Apollo; Frank E. Dennis, Carbondale. 

Adulterations — I). J. Thomas, Scranton, chairman; 
J. W. Kewalt. Middletown; D. M. Krauser, Milton; R. 
H. Lackel. Philadelphia. 

Delegates to X. W. D. A. — Miers Busch, Philadel- 
phia. 

Delegates to N. A. R. D. — William Mclntvre, 
E. E. Heck, Pittsburg. 

Delegates to Medical Society of Pa. — Profjessor 
.Tosepli P. Remington, Philadelphia chairman; ,T. R. 
Redsecker. Lebanon: Dr. J. A. Miller, Pittsburg; E. A. 
Cornell, Williamsport. 



OTHER HAPPENINGS. 

A dose of castor oil went astray in Bryn Mawr. 

Three men fail to see the joke. One wanted the oil 
and didn't get it; another had no desire for it and took 
it, and the third, Charles White, salesman at Moore's 
pharmacy, mixed the medicine and the other men. A 
man with a pain asked Mr. White to fix up a palat- 
able dose of castor oil. While waiting the customer 
became interested and moved awa.v. Man Xo. 2 ap- 
peared. Mr. ^V^lite completed his labors. He had not 
particularly noted the appearance of the first man, so 
he set a foam glass of soda water down in front of the 
other one. and remarked. "Drink it right down: it will 
do you good." Man Xo. 2 was surprised, but thinking 
that it was "on the house" did as he was bid. A pain- 
ful explanation was up to Mr. White. He made it, but 
he does not consider the affair funny. 
Thirt.v-six Western Pennsylvania grocers, were ar- 
rested, charged with violation of the pure fo